Non-Standard Employment and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from the Hilda Survey

23 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2004

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Mark Wooden

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Diana Warren

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

Abstract

It is widely assumed that non-standard employment arrangements, and especially casual employment, involve employment conditions that are inferior to more traditional employment arrangements. This paper uses data from the first wave of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to examine this issue. These data suggest that workers do not necessarily see non-standard employment as undesirable. First, workers on fixed-term contracts are more satisfied with their jobs than other workers. Second, the lower levels of job satisfaction among casual employees are restricted to those working full-time and even then the size of the effect is only marked among male employees.

Suggested Citation

Wooden, Mark and Warren, Diana, Non-Standard Employment and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from the Hilda Survey. Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 275-297, September 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=591522

Mark Wooden (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research ( email )

Level 5, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street
Parkville, Victoria 3010
Australia

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Diana Warren

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research ( email )

Level 5, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street
Parkville, Victoria 3010
Australia

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