Gender and flexibility in working time in Belgium
AbstractSince the 90s European discourse tends to present flexibility as the magic tool to raise employment, even if in a context of crisis, more flexible workers will be dismissed faster. The purpose of this paper is to assess the evolution of working time arrangements in Belgium as of 1992 from a gender perspective. It appears that new innovative forms of flexibility have not spread widely in Belgium but that the basic form of time flexibility, i.e. part time work, has developed (and continues to develop) rapidly amongst women workers. Part-time work is however one of the main causes of existing gender gaps on Belgium’s labour market.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series DULBEA Working Papers with number 09-08.RR.
Length: 35 p.
Date of creation: 2009
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Flexibility; working time; gender gaps; part time work;
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- J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing
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- Garnero, Andrea & Kampelmann, Stephan & Rycx, Francois, 2013.
"Part-time Work, Wages and Productivity: Evidence from Belgian Matched Panel Data,"
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7789, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Andrea Garnero & Stephan Kampelmann & François Rycx, 2013. "Part-time Work, Wages and Productivity:Evidence from Belgian Matched Panel Data," DULBEA Working Papers 13-08, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
- Andrea Garnero & Stephan Kampelmann & François Rycx, 2013. "Part-time Work, Wages and Productivity: Evidence from Belgian Matched Panel Data," Working Papers CEB 13-042, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
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