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Transitions from part-time unemployment: Is part-time work a dead end or a stepping stone to the labour market?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2011 (English)In: Economic and Industrial Democracy, ISSN 0143-831X, E-ISSN 1461-7099, Vol. 32, no 4, 569-589 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses the effects of individual characteristics on the probability of leaving part-time unemployment. The results show that it cannot be unreservedly asserted that part-time work offers access to the core labour market. Among the part-time unemployed, there are great variations in the degree to which they are likely to leave part-time unemployment. A concentration of labour market policy activities on the part-time unemployed who are least likely to succeed in finding full-time employment can, therefore, be expected to have positive consequences from both equity and efficiency points of view. In this respect, part-time unemployed women, persons with work-related disabilities and persons with temporary employment come to the forefront. The article shows that the likelihood of finding a full-time job is certainly not great for persons belonging to these groups. For many of them, part-time job is not a stepping stone but rather a dead end on the labour market.

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2011. Vol. 32, no 4, 569-589 p.
Keyword [en]
atypical employment, labour economy, part-time work, temporary employment
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Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-161446DOI: 10.1177/0143831X10387836ISI: 000296025800003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-161446DiVA: diva2:456710
Available from: 2011-11-15 Created: 2011-11-14 Last updated: 2011-11-15Bibliographically approved

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