Part Time Employment: the Australian Experience
AbstractThis paper aims to provide an overview of the changing role of part-time work in Australia and was released on 12 June 2008. The objectives of the paper are to - provide a comparison of part-time work in Australia and overseas, and possible reasons for our relatively high reliance on this form of work; present an assessment of the changing role of part-time work in Australia; identify groups that are availing themselves of part-time work and industries that have higher proportions of part-time workers and how these have been changing over time. The views expressed in this paper are those of the staff involved and do not necessarily reflect those of the Productivity Commission.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Productivity Commission, Government of Australia in its series Staff Working Papers with number 0805.
Length: 302 pages.
Date of creation: Jun 2008
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Publication status: Published by the Productivity Commission, Australia.
workforce; labour market; part time work; casual work;
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