Casual Jobs and Internal Labour Markets

19 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2004

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Colin P. Green

Department of Economics

Gareth Leeves

University of Queensland - School of Economics

Abstract

This paper examines the role of casual employment as a route into permanent employment. Using a competing risks framework we compare transitions from casual to permanent employment made within the firm and to other firms. We also examine the wage outcomes and job durations of these two transitions. It is found that internal transitions occur at all occupational levels and display characteristics associated with probationary employment. Thus, as suggested by previous case study evidence, permanent positions at all levels in the firm are open to a degree of external competition.

Suggested Citation

Green, Colin P. and Leeves, Gareth, Casual Jobs and Internal Labour Markets. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=573028

Colin P. Green (Contact Author)

Department of Economics ( email )

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Gareth Leeves

University of Queensland - School of Economics ( email )

Brisbane, QLD 4072
Australia

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