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Are Similar Part-Time Workers? An Analysis of the Substantial And Marginal Female Part-Time Workers in Denmark, Netherlands And Spain

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  • Elena Sirvent

    (Department of Applied Economics V., University of the Basque Country)

  • Jesus Ferreiro

    (Department of Applied Economics V., University of the Basque Country)

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Most debates on part-time employment simply compare part-time employment with the 'standard' full-time employment. However, the heterogeneity of part-timers is much bigger than that of full-time workers, and it is necessary to take this heterogeneity into account. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the academic debate about part-time employment by analysing not only the differences between full-timers and part-timers, but between the different types of part-timers. Our intention is to make groups of workers that allow us to analyse the differences existing between substantial and marginal female part-time employees.

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  • Elena Sirvent & Jesus Ferreiro, 2006. "Are Similar Part-Time Workers? An Analysis of the Substantial And Marginal Female Part-Time Workers in Denmark, Netherlands And Spain," Ekonomia, Cyprus Economic Society and University of Cyprus, vol. 9(2), pages 137-158, Winter.
  • Handle: RePEc:ekn:ekonom:v:9:y:2006:i:2:p:137-158
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    JEL classification:

    • C49 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Other
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
    • J70 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - General

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