Is Part-Time Employment Beneficial for Firm Productivity?
AbstractThis paper analyzes whether part-time employment is beneficial for firm productivityin the service sector. Using a unique dataset on the Dutch pharmacy sectorthat includes the work hours of all employees and a “hard” physical measure offirm productivity, we estimate a production function including heterogeneousemployment shares based on work hours. We find that a larger part-time employmentshare leads to greater firm productivity. Additional data on the timing of labordemand show that part-time employment enables firms to allocate labor moreefficiently. First, firms with part-time workers can bridge the gap between openinghours and a full-time work week. Second, we find that during opening hours part-timeworkers are scheduled differently than full-timers. For example, wefind that part-time workers enable their full-time colleagues to takelunch breaks so that the firm can remain open during these times.
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- Annemarie K¸nn-Nelen & Andries De Grip & Didier Fouarge, 2013. "Is Part-Time Employment Beneficial for Firm Productivity?," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 66(5), pages 1172-1191, October.
- Nelen Annemarie & Grip Andries de & Fouarge Didier, 2011. "Is part-time employment beneficial for firm productivity?," Research Memoranda 007, Maastricht : METEOR, Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization.
- Künn-Nelen, Annemarie & de Grip, Andries & Fouarge, Didier, 2011. "Is Part-Time Employment Beneficial for Firm Productivity?," IZA Discussion Papers 5423, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production
- L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
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