The evolution of labor markets, most of all in Spain

Temporary contracts were introduced in a labor reform approved in 1984 by the Socialist government of Felipe González, and they have remained in favor ever since – even more so during times of crisis, such as those currently being seen in Spain, where 93 out of every 100 contracts signed of late have been temporary.

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sounds like a bad idea

as per Williamson, a series of short term contracts cannot replace long term contracts.

It seems the employers don't think so...

LOL! Great point.
In the Netherlands in 2011 permanent jobs as percentage of all new jobs dropped 97pc vs 2010.

Maybe this was Spain's way of introducing at-will employment, which is the US standard. If you think about it, most people in the US work on a daily (or hourly or minutely, etc.) contract basis.

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