publication . Article . Other literature type . 1996

The Salience of the Part-time Divide in the European Union

Colette Fagan; Rubery, J.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 1996 Journal: European Sociological Review, volume 12, pages 227-250 (issn: 0266-7215, eissn: 1468-2672, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Abstract
This paper assesses the salience of the distinction between full-time and part-time work for the crossnational analysis of divisions within the female labour force. Occupational, household, and attitudinal data from the European Union labour-force survey are used to consider the similarity and difference between member states in the extent and form of part-time work and in the supply of labour for parttime work. Part-timers are found to be more segregated than full-timers in every country, even though there are important country differences in the character of these jobs and workers across European labour markets. The conclusion is that the part-time-full-time d...
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