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Flexibilidad del tiempo de trabajo en España: ¿Ha alterado la crisis el comportamiento del empleo a tiempo parcial?/Work Time Flexibility in Spain: Changes in the Characteristics of Part Time Employment After the Crisis

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    (Departamento de Análisis Económico. Facultad de CC.EE. Y EE. U.A.M. 914972399)



    (Departamento de Análisis Económico: Tª Económica e Hª Económica, UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID, ESPAÑA.)



    (Departamento de Análisis Económico: Tª Económica e Hª Económica, UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID, ESPAÑA.)

En este artículo se analiza si las características del empleo a jornada parcial y sus determinantes se han alterado como consecuencia de la gran recesión iniciada en 2008. Durante la actual crisis, la economía española ha destruido más de dos millones de puestos de trabajo a tiempo completo y, simultáneamente, ha incrementado tímidamente el número de ellos con jornada parcial. La profundidad de la crisis no ha tenido ningún impacto significativo en la distribución de las horas trabajadas, lo que demuestra la falta de flexibilidad de nuestra economía para responder a situaciones de déficit de demanda mediante la redistribución del tiempo de trabajo. In this paper we study how the part time employment and its determinants have evolved after the great recession started in 2008. As a consequence of the deepness of the recession, the Spanish economy has destroyed more than two million full time jobs. At the same time, the number of part-time jobs has slightly risen, but this evolution has not had a significant impact on the distribution of hours worked, which shows the lack of flexibility of our economy to deal with demand shortfalls by redistributing working time.

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Article provided by Estudios de Economía Aplicada in its journal Estudios de Economía Aplicada.

Volume (Year): 30 (2012)
Issue (Month): (Abril)
Pages: 209-236

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Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:30_1_6
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  1. Juan José Dolado & Florentino Felgueroso & Marcel Jansen, 2010. "El conflicto entre la demanda de flexibilidad laboral y la resistencia a la reforma del mercado de trabajo en España," Economic Reports 06-2010, FEDEA.
  2. Maite Cuesta & Nuria Martín, 2009. "Part-time employment: a comparative analysis of Spain and the Netherlands," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 28(3), pages 223-256, December.
  3. Blázquez, Maite & Moral Carcedo, Julian, 2008. "Maternity and working life: reconsidering the effectiveness of part-time employment," Working Papers in Economic Theory 2008/07, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Department of Economic Analysis (Economic Theory and Economic History).
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