Explaining the Growth of Part-Time Employment: Factors of Supply and Demand
CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Research; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Research
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1124
Using the Dutch Labour Force Survey 1991-2001, the authors investigate the incidence of part-time employment in the country with the highest part-time employment rate of the OECD countries. Women fulfill most part-time jobs, but nevertheless a considerable fraction of men works part-time as well. Evidence from descriptive statistics and a macro-econometric model at the sectoral level of industry suggests that the growth of part-time employment in the 1990s relates strongly to the growth in female labour force participation. Factors of labour demand, like the shift from manufacturing to services, turn out to play a significant role as well.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26
Keywords: Labour demand, labour supply, part-time employment, panel data
JEL Classification: C33, J21, J23working papers series
Date posted: May 11, 2004
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