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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.:Working paper // Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 664
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 fulltime 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
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Research Department Working Papers, Inter-American Development Bank

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