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Relative Labour Costs and the Growth of Part-Time Employment in British Manufacturing Industry

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  • Rice, Patricia G

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This paper examines the extent to which changes in the structure of employment taxes, notably National Insurance contributions, by reducing the costs of employing part-time workers relative to those for their full-time counterparts, have contributed to the significant growth in part-time employment in British manufacturing industries. A model of the demand for different categories of labor is derived for a representative firm in an industry, and the degree of substitution between part-time and full-time employees is estimated using data for selected industry groups. Copyright 1990 by Royal Economic Society.

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Article provided by Royal Economic Society in its journal The Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 100 (1990)
Issue (Month): 403 (December)
Pages: 1138-46

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Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:100:y:1990:i:403:p:1138-46

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  1. Rob Euwals & Maurice Hogerbrugge, 2004. "Explaining the growth of part-time employment; factors of supply and demand," CPB Discussion Paper 31, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
  2. Klinger, Sabine & Wolf, Katja, 2008. "What explains changes in full-time and part-time employment in Western Germany? : a new method on an old question," IAB Discussion Paper 200807, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
  3. Euwals, Rob & Hogerbrugge, Maurice, 2004. "Explaining the Growth of Part-Time Employment: Factors of Supply and Demand," IZA Discussion Papers 1124, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Euwals, Rob & Hogerbrugge, Maurice, 2006. "Explaining the Growth of Part-Time Employment: Factors of Supply and Demand," CEPR Discussion Papers 5595, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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