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Les femmes et le travail à temps partiel en Europe
[Women and part time employment in Europe]


  • Salladarré, Frédéric
  • Hlaimi, Boubaker


This study provides an analysis of the determinants of female part-time employment in 18 European countries. The distinction between short and long part-time allowed us to highlight some differences. Female part-timers are often married mothers and hold less secure jobs within the public sector. In addition, long part-time seems to stand out by economic conditions more favorable in terms of security. Our decomposition of the working time suggests that the differences between long part-time and short part-time appear to be stronger than differences between full-time and short part-time and working conditions of both long part-time and full-time may justify these differences.

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  • Salladarré, Frédéric & Hlaimi, Boubaker, 2011. "Les femmes et le travail à temps partiel en Europe
    [Women and part time employment in Europe]
    ," MPRA Paper 32479, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:32479

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    female part time work; full time work; working time; decomposition;

    JEL classification:

    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

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