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Divergence in Part-Time Work in New Zealand, the Netherlands and Denmark

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  • Erling Rasmussen
  • Jens Lind
  • Jelle Visser

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A comparison of developments in part-time work in New Zealand, the Netherlands and Denmark shows three very different trends. The Dutch are moving towards a 'part-time economy', the decline in Danish part-time employment confounds the common expectation of rising atypical employment, while the New Zealand case illustrates some of the negative employment outcomes often associated with part-time employment and provides a contrast to the negotiated, tripartite solutions found in the Netherlands and Denmark. Overall, the diversity in part-time work patterns raises important theoretical and public policy questions, such as the interaction between institutional and preference changes, gender patterns and union strategies. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd/London School of Economics 2004.

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  • Erling Rasmussen & Jens Lind & Jelle Visser, 2004. "Divergence in Part-Time Work in New Zealand, the Netherlands and Denmark," British Journal of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics, vol. 42(4), pages 637-658, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:brjirl:v:42:y:2004:i:4:p:637-658
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