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Gender Influence on Part-time Working: An Empirical Study upon the EU and Turkey


  • Aslı Beyhan Acar

    (Institute of Business Administration, Istanbul University, 34320, Avcilar, Istanbul, Turkey)


In this empirical study, it’s investigated differences of part-time working rates between men and women in the period of 2000-2012. 17 members of the EU and Turkey -as a candidate country- are participated in the study. Turkey is participated into the study too, because Turkey must adapt the most of the regulations of EU as a candidate member of the Union. The data are collected from OECD and World Bank statistics web site. Beyond that many database indicate part-time employment rates for both common and national definition of part-time working for statistical purpose. According to this it’s aimed to determine whether there is a significant difference between part-time working rates that are based on common and national definition. In the literature, there are some studies that investigate fertility rates and part-time employment rates of women. The correlation of these two variables that are belonged the years 2000-2012 is tested and the findings are indicated in the study. Furthermore, it’s analyzed the rate differences of part-time working for men and women in the period of 2000-2012.

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  • Aslı Beyhan Acar, 2014. "Gender Influence on Part-time Working: An Empirical Study upon the EU and Turkey," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 3(2), pages 20-30, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:3:y:2014:i:2:p:20-30

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    part-time employment; fertility; women; men; gender.;


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