Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/90063
Authors: 
Garnero, Andrea
Kampelmann, Stephan
Rycx, Francois
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7789
Abstract: 
The authors use matched employer-employee panel data on Belgian private-sector firms to estimate the relationship between wage/productivity differentials and the firm's labor composition in terms of part-time and sex. Findings suggest that the groups of women and part-timers generate employer rents, but also that the origin of these rents differs (relatively lower wages for women, relatively higher productivity for part-timers). Interactions between gender and part-time suggest that the positive productivity effect is driven by male part-timers working more than 25 hours, whereas the share of female part-timers is associated with wage penalties. The authors conclude that men and women differ with respect to motives for reducing working hours and the types of part-time jobs available to them: women often have to accommodate domestic constraints by downgrading to more flexible jobs, whereas male part-time work is frequently related to training and collectively negotiated hours reductions that do not affect hourly pay.
Subjects: 
wages
productivity
part-time employment
gender
matched panel data
GMM
JEL: 
J22
J24
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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