Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/185286
Authors: 
Borowczyk-Martins, Daniel
Lalé, Etienne
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 11826
Abstract: 
We develop an adjustment procedure to construct U.S. monthly time series of involuntary part-time employment stocks and flows from 1976 until today. Armed with these new data, we provide a comprehensive account of the dynamics of involuntary part-time work. Transitions from full-time to involuntary part-time employment dominate this dynamics, spiking up at recessions' onsets and persisting well into recovery periods. On the other hand, weaknesses in job creation contribute little to these fluctuations. Our data and findings are relevant to inform a broader assessment of labor market performance and to develop models of cyclical labor adjustment.
Subjects: 
involuntary part-time employment
unemployment
labor market flows
business cycles
JEL: 
E24
E32
J21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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