Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Labor transitions of Spanish workers: a flexicurity approach

Ángel Alonso Domínguez


This paper uses data from the Continuous Sample of Working Lives (MCVL) to assess whether flexicurity can contribute to solving endemic problems in the Spanish labor market. Two different periods are considered: 2005–2007, in which the unprecedented expansion of the Spanish economy came to an end, and 2008–2010, which clearly shows how the economic crisis has affected the employment rate. The results obtained bear out the preliminary hypotheses. More specifically, a) labor market transitions have come to a halt, and b) contractual arrangements which may act as gateways to more stable employment are being misused.

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