Labour insertion in Spain: a view from the "Muestra Continua de Vidas Laborales".

Pau Miret Gamundi, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
José Ramón Aguín Ferradás, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Labour market contexts have suffered a huge change in the last two decades with the coming of globalization, the introduction of new technologies, the decrease of fertility rates and the changes in the labour market itself, as some examples. The way people come into their professional life has changed, as well as the moment of their decision. In this study we focus on the Spanish labour market. Socioeconomic changes in this country in the last twenty years are clear. It is supposed to be a huge change in labour market operation through this period. Some reasons for this are the prolongation of studies period, women inclusion in labour market, increase on immigrant contingents, arrival of new technologies,… For this study a new database of the Seguridad Social, named Muestra Continua de Vidas laborales is used. With this database it is the first time in Spain that it is possible to study the whole working life of the people, since the moment when they start their labour life until the moment they finish, day to day. So the data that we will use refers to the people who got their first job in the period 1984-2004 in order to study which changes have performed labour market in this country. We focus specially in three variables: sex, age and nationality. The lapse of time studied here is from the year 1984 to the year 2004. Keywords: Labour market, Spain, Muestra Continua de Vidas Laborales, database

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Presented in Poster Session 1