Is there an Integrative Function of Atypical Employment?


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Jubiläumsfonds)

Duration Jan. 1, 2005 - Dec. 31, 2007

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  • Famira-Mühlberger, Ulrike (Former researcher)
 

Abstract (English)

This project explores the dynamics of flexible work arrangements and investigates whether or not flexible work may be a tool to integrate individuals into the labour market. Our main research questions are the following: Does flexible work enhance the chances of regular work in the medium-term? Do workers in flexible contracts suffer wage penalties after switching to regular employment?
We look at labour market transitions and medium-term wage penalties of part-time and marginal workers as well temporary and agency workers, comparing four different European countries (Austria, Germany, Italy and the UK). In contrast to most research output in this area, we go beyond a short-term, cross-sectional analysis, providing a comparative and dynamic view of the consequences of flexible work for employees.

Partners

  • University of Linz - Austria

Publications

Journal article

2007 Mühlberger, Ulrike. 2007. Hierarchical Forms of Outsourcing and the Creation of Dependency. Organization Studies 28 (5): 709-727. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2006 Mühlberger, Ulrike. 2006. The Organizational Governance of Work Relationships between Employment and Self-Employment. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Trier, Deutschland, June 30–July 2. (Details)
  Mühlberger, Ulrike. 2006. Dependent Forms of Self-employment in the UK. Identifying Workers on the Border between Employment and Self-employment. European Society for Population Economics, Verona, Italien, June 22-24. (Details)

Working/discussion paper, preprint

2006 Mühlberger, Ulrike, Pasqua, Silvia. 2006. The “Continuous Collaborators” in Italy. Hybrids between Employment and Self-employment. CHILD Working Paper 10/2006. (Details)
  Mühlberger, Ulrike, Pasqua, Silvia. 2006. Workers on the Border between Employment and Self-employment. ICER Working Paper 11/2006. (Details)
  Böheim, René, Mühlberger, Ulrike. 2006. Dependent Forms of Self-employment in the UK. Identifying Workers on the Border between Employment and Self-employment, IZA Discussion Paper No. 1963. (Details)