Recent Trends in Part-Time Employment
CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC POLICY, October 1996
Posted: 20 Dec 1996
This study analyzes trends in part-time employment in the United States for 1964-1993. The conventional wisdom holds that a permanent shift has occurred toward part-time employment--particularly involuntary part-time jobs--in recent years. The data show a cyclical increase during the latest recession but no upward trend since 1984. A concurrent boom in temporary agency employment suggests a confusion between "part-time" and "temporary" jobs.
JEL Classification: J21
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