English title: Women and part-time work in Europe

Author(s): Frédéric Salladarré - Boubaker Hlaimi -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2014


This article examines female part-time employment in 23 European countries, distinguishing between “short” and “long” part-time employment. The short form, defined as less than 20 hours per week, is associated with the youngest and oldest age groups, slight disability, a higher number of children, lower skill levels, and employment in community, social and personal services. Although the incidence of part-time employment varies considerably across countries, long part-time employment is generally more widespread than short part-time employment, albeit with matching cross-country variations in the incidence of the two types. This suggests that they are complementary, rather than substitutes for one another.

Volume: 153

Issue: 2

From page no: 293

To page no: 310

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1111/J.1564-913X.2014.00205.X

Journal: International labour review (Print)