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Part Time Employment: the Australian Experience

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  • Joanna Abhayaratna
  • Les Andrews
  • Hudan Nuch
  • Troy Podbury

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This paper aims to provide an overview of the changing role of part-time work in Australia and was released on 12 June 2008. The objectives of the paper are to - provide a comparison of part-time work in Australia and overseas, and possible reasons for our relatively high reliance on this form of work; present an assessment of the changing role of part-time work in Australia; identify groups that are availing themselves of part-time work and industries that have higher proportions of part-time workers and how these have been changing over time. The views expressed in this paper are those of the staff involved and do not necessarily reflect those of the Productivity Commission.

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  • Joanna Abhayaratna & Les Andrews & Hudan Nuch & Troy Podbury, 2008. "Part Time Employment: the Australian Experience," Staff Working Papers 0805, Productivity Commission, Government of Australia.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:prodsw:0805
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    1. Polidano, Cain & Tabasso, Domenico, 2014. "Making it real: The benefits of workplace learning in upper-secondary vocational education and training courses," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 130-146.
    2. Welters, Riccardo & Mitchell, William & Muysken, Joan, 2014. "Self determination theory and employed job search," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 34-44.

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    Keywords

    workforce; labour market; part time work; casual work;

    JEL classification:

    • J - Labor and Demographic Economics

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