IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Part-time Employment and Underemployment in the Latvian Labour Market

Listed author(s):
  • Jelena Popova

    (University of Latvia)

  • Olga Rastrigina

    (University of Latvia)

  • Ija Trapeznikova

    (University of Latvia)

Registered author(s):

    The aim of this paper is to evaluate the impact of different factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, education levels, occupations, enterprise characteristics, place of residence etc. on part-time employment and underemployment. The data sources used in the research are Latvian Labour Force sample surveys conducted in May 1999 and May 2000. Methodology includes exploratory data analysis and binomial logit models. The main findings are as follows: age is a significant factor, which influences both part-time employment and underemployment; however, the effects are of opposite directions. Women are more likely to work part-time. The underemployment level is higher for individuals with a basic education and lower for those with a higher education; however, there is no clear-cut relationship between education and working part-time. Working in the public sector decreases the probability of being employed part-time and of being underemployed. Inhabitants of rural areas are more likely to be employed part-time and underemployed, as compared to those of urban areas; on the other hand, there is no significant difference between Latvia’s regions in these two respects.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies in its journal Baltic Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 2 (July)
    Pages: 42-58

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:bic:journl:v:3:y:2003:i:2:p:42-58
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    Strelnieku iela 4a, Riga, LV-1010

    Phone: +371 67039320
    Fax: +371 67039318
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bic:journl:v:3:y:2003:i:2:p:42-58. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Lelde Jakobsone)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.