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Title:Part-time work, gender and job satisfaction: evidence from a developing country PDF Logo
Authors:López Bóo, Florencia
Madrigal, Lucia
Pagés, Carmen
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 3994
Abstract:This paper investigates the relationship between part-time work and job satisfaction using a recent household survey from Honduras. In contrast to previous work for developed countries, this paper does not find a preference for part-time work among women. Instead, both women and men tend to prefer full- time work, although the preference for working longer hours is stronger for men. Consistent with an interpretation of working part-time as luxury consumption, the paper finds that partnered women with children, poor women or women working in the informal sector are more likely to prefer full-time work than single women, partnered women without children, non-poor women or women working in the formal sector. These results have important implications for the design of family and child care policies in low-income countries.
Subjects:Job satisfaction
gender
part-time work
job flexibility
JEL:C13
J16
J28
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090304634
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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