NILS Seminar Series: Semester 2, 2017

Seminars organised by the National Institute of Labour Studies on a range of topics such as skills formation, industrial relations, sociology, psychology, work & health


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- The structure of the wage gap for temporary workers: Evidence from Australian panel data (collapse)

This study uses panel data for Australia from the HILDA Survey to estimate the wage differential between workers in casual and temporary jobs and workers in permanent jobs. Specifically, this is the first study to use unconditional quantile regression methods in combination with fixed effects to examine how this gap varies over the entire wage distribution. While the wages of fixed-term contract workers are found to be similar to that of permanent workers, low-paid casual workers experience a wage penalty and high-paid casual workers a wage premium compared to their permanent counterparts. Finally, temporary agency workers usually receive a wage premium, which is particularly large for the most well paid.

Date:
Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Time:
02:00PM - 02:55PM
All day:
No
Location:
Flinders University, Law & Commerce Building, Level 3, Room 3.18, Social Sciences Road, BEDFORD PARK, SA, 5042, Australia

Audience:
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Researchers
Fee:
Free
Presenter(s):
  • Professor Mark Wooden
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