publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Preference or constraint? Part-time workers' transitions in Denmark, France and the United Kingdom

Gash, Vanessa;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2008 Journal: Work, Employment and Society, volume 22, pages 655-674 (issn: 0950-0170, eissn: 1469-8722, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
This article investigates whether women work part-time through preference or constraint and argues that different countries provide different opportunities for preference attainment. It argues that women with family responsibilities are unlikely to have their working preferences met without national policies supportive of maternal employment. Using event history analysis the article tracks part-time workers' transitions to both full-time employment and to labour market drop-out.The article compares the outcome of workers in the UK, a country with little support for maternal employment, relative to Denmark and France, two countries with a long history of facilita...
free text keywords: Economics and Econometrics, Accounting, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Sociology and Political Science, Economics, Cross national comparison, Labour economics, Family life, Kingdom, HD
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