Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171205
Authors: 
Borowczyk-Martins, Daniel
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 397
Abstract: 
The share of workers employed part-time increases substantially in economic downturns. How should this phenomenon be interpreted? One hypothesis is that part-time jobs are more prevalent in sectors that are less sensitive to the business cycle, so that recessionary changes in the sectoral composition of employment explain the increase in part-time employment. The evidence shows, however, that this hypothesis only accounts for a small part of the story. Instead, the growth of part-time work operates mainly through reductions in working hours in existing jobs.
Subjects: 
part-time work
involuntary
business cycles
JEL: 
E24
E32
J21
E21
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Document Type: 
Article

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