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Women and part-time employment: workers' 'choices' and wage penalties in five industrialized countries

Bardasi, Elena; Gornick, Janet C.;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2000
Abstract
This paper uses cross-nationally comparable data from the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) to analyze the patterns and consequences of part-time employment among women across five industrialized countries - Canada, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States - as of the middle 1990s. The results reveal the influence of dependent care responsibilities related to the presence of young children and elderly household members. We also find unadjusted part-time wage penalties everywhere, ranging from 8-12% in Canada and Germany, to 15% in the UK, to as high as 22% in the US and Italy, meaning that part-time workers earn that much less than full-time workers...
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free text keywords: Weibliche Arbeitskräfte, Arbeitsangebot, Teilzeitarbeit, Lohnstruktur, Deutschland, Großbritannien, Italien, Kanada, USA, ddc:330
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