Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/234753
Authors: 
Borowczyk-Martins, Daniel
Lalé, Étienne
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Document de travail No. 2017-08
Abstract: 
We document that fluctuations in part-time employment play a major role in movements in hours per worker during cyclical swings in the labor market. Building on this result, we develop a stock-flow framework to describe the dynamics of part-time employment. The evolution of parttime employment is predominantly explained by cyclical changes in transitions between full-time and part-time employment. Those transitions occur overwhelmingly at the same employer, entail sizable changes in individuals' working hours and are associated with an increase in involuntary part-time work. Our findings provide a novel understanding of the cyclical dynamics of labor adjustment on the intensive margin.
Subjects: 
Employment
Hours
Part-time Work
Business Cycles
Demand and Supply of Labor
JEL: 
E24
E32
J21
J23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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