Divergence in Part-Time Work in New Zealand, the Netherlands and Denmark

22 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2004

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Erling Rasmussen

University of Auckland - Business School

Jens Lind

Aalborg University

Jelle Visser

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS)

Abstract

A comparison of developments in part-time work in New Zealand, the Netherlands and Denmark shows three very different trends. The Dutch are moving towards a 'part-time economy', the decline in Danish part-time employment confounds the common expectation of rising atypical employment, while the New Zealand case illustrates some of the negative employment outcomes often associated with part-time employment and provides a contrast to the negotiated, tripartite solutions found in the Netherlands and Denmark. Overall, the diversity in part-time work patterns raises important theoretical and public policy questions, such as the interaction between institutional and preference changes, gender patterns and union strategies.

Suggested Citation

Rasmussen, Erling and Lind, Jens and Visser, Jelle, Divergence in Part-Time Work in New Zealand, the Netherlands and Denmark. British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 637-658, December 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=631264

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