Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125419
Authors: 
Spector, Susanne Ek
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 199
Abstract: 
A considerable share of the labor force consists of underemployed part-time workers: employed workers who, for various reasons, are unable to work as much as they would like to. Offering unemployment benefits to part-time unemployed workers is controversial. On the one hand, such benefits can strengthen incentives to take a part-time job rather than remain fully unemployed, thus raising the probability of obtaining at least some employment. On the other hand, these benefits weaken incentives for part-time workers to look for full-time employment. It is also difficult to distinguish people who work part-time by choice from those who do so involuntarily.
Subjects: 
active labor market policies
part-time work
part-time unemployment
partial unemployment insurance
JEL: 
J64
J65
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Document Type: 
Article

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