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Labour status and involuntary employment: family ties and part-time work in Spain

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  • María Dolores Guilló Fuentes

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    (Universidad de Alicante)

  • Alfonsa Denia Cuesta

    (Universidad de Alicante)

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The aim of the paper is a gender analysis of the extent to which parttime work represents an individual’s preferred labor market situation. The work includes a theoretical model that delivers some predictions about the household’s preferences over non-chosen employment states. Furthermore, it explores the impact of individual, family and job related variables on the probabilities of involuntary and voluntary part-time employment in Spain. The main empirical findings of the paper are: first, the model is sensitive to the chosen definition of (voluntary) part-time employment; second, there exist important gender asymmetries in labour market behaviour concerning the importance of the individual’s education and family characteristics; third, the marital status and having small children are important determinants of a woman’s probability of being voluntary part-time employed, whereas having grown up children or a temporary contract increases significantly a woman’s probability of involuntary part-time employment.

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Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie AD with number 2011-11.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasad:2011-11

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Keywords: part-time work; involuntary employment; family ties and labour supply.;

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