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Explaining the Growth of Part-Time Employment: Factors of Supply and Demand

  • Euwals, Rob

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    (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis)

  • Hogerbrugge, Maurice

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    (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis)

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    Using the Dutch Labour Force Survey 1991-2001, the authors investigate the incidence of part-time employment in the country with the highest part-time employment rate of the OECD countries. Women fulfil most part-time jobs, but nevertheless a considerable fraction of men works part-time as well. Evidence from descriptive statistics and a macro-econometric model at the sectoral level of industry suggests that the growth of part-time employment in the 1990s relates strongly to the growth in female labour force participation. Factors of labour demand, like the shift from manufacturing to services, turn out to play a significant role as well.

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    Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 1124.

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    Length: 26 pages
    Date of creation: Apr 2004
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    Publication status: published in: Labour, 2006, 20 (3), 533-557
    Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp1124
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    1. Euwals, R.W. & van Soest, A.H.O., 1996. "Desired and Actual Labour Supply of Unmarried Men and Women in the Netherlands," Discussion Paper 1996-23, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
    2. Rice, Patricia G, 1990. "Relative Labour Costs and the Growth of Part-Time Employment in British Manufacturing Industry," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 100(403), pages 1138-46, December.
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    6. Bruce C. Fallick, 1998. "Part-time work and industry growth," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 1998-16, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
    7. Thomas Buchmueller, 1999. "Fringe benefits and the demand for part-time workers," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 31(5), pages 551-563.
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