Relative Labour Costs and the Growth of Part-Time Employment in British Manufacturing Industry
This paper examines the extent to which changes in the structure of employment taxes, notably National Insurance contributions, by reducing the costs of employing part-time workers relative to those for their full-time counterparts, have contributed to the significant growth in part-time employment in British manufacturing industries. A model of the demand for different categories of labor is derived for a representative firm in an industry, and the degree of substitution between part-time and full-time employees is estimated using data for selected industry groups. Copyright 1990 by Royal Economic Society.
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Volume (Year): 100 (1990)
Issue (Month): 403 (December)
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