Insecure, sick and unhappy? Well-being consequences of temporary employment contracts

Vincenzo Carrieri, Cinzia Di Novi, Rowena Jacobs, Silvana Robone

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This paper investigates the influences of temporary contracts along several dimensions of well-being (physical and mental health, self-assessed health and happiness) for young Italian workers. Our paper contributes to the literature exploring some new aspects of the relationship between temporary jobs and well-being in a country not frequently analysed in previous literature. We focus on the gender gap in the well-being consequences of non-permanent jobs, the influence of financial support by family in reducing well-being effects caused by temporary contracts and the interaction between gender gap and family support. We find that.Copy;2014 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-193
Number of pages37
JournalResearch in Labor Economics
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Fixed-term contracts
  • Happiness
  • Health
  • Psychological well-being
  • Young employees

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