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May 1998

The long-term consequences of nontraditional employment

Marianne A. Ferber, Jane Waldfogel

Lower pay of former temporary employees and higher pay of men formerly self-employed are likely caused by unobserved heterogeneity; nonetheless, in wage growth models that eliminate this bias, past part-time work has a negative effect on current wages, which varies with gender and whether the part-time status was voluntary or involuntary

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