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Part-Time Prospects : An International Comparison - Colette Fagan

Part-Time Prospects

An International Comparison

By: Colette Fagan (Editor), Jacqueline O'Reilly (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th March 1998
ISBN: 9780415156707
Number Of Pages: 304

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This book presents a wide-ranging survey of the major issues concerning the recent growth of part-time employment in industrialized societies. It examines many of the debates, analysing different circumstances in countries ranging from the US, the UK, Japan and France. The book presents for the first time a systematically comparative analysis of the common and divergent patterns in the use of part-time work in Europe, America and the Pacific Rim. "Part-time Prospects" brings together sociologists and economists to provide an up-to-date summary of the major theoretical debates on the changing organization of work and time, tackling such areas as gender issues, ethnic questions and the differences between certain national economies. Is this kind of work becoming an increasingly normal part of most people's working lives, or does it remain a female ghetto of low pay, low pensions and low labor standards?

Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Conceptualising Part-Time Workp. 1
Who Wants Part-Time Work and on What Conditions?p. 33
Where and Why is Part-Time Work Growing in Europe?p. 35
Bibliographyp. 53
When Do Men Work Part-Time?p. 57
Why Don't Minority Ethnic Women in Britain Work Part-Time?p. 77
Notesp. 93
Are Part-Time Jobs Better Than No Jobs?p. 96
Are Benefits a Disincentive to Work Part-Time?p. 116
Part-Time Workp. 137
How Does Part-Time Work Lead to Low Pension Income?p. 156
International Perspectivesp. 175
Culture or Structure as Explanations for Differences in Part-Time Work in Germany, Finland and the Netherlands?p. 177
Why is Part-Time Work So Low in Portugal and Spain?p. 199
How Does the 'societal Effect' Shape the Use of Part-Time Work in France, the Uk and Sweden?p. 214
Notesp. 228
Bibliographyp. 229
What is the Nature of Part-Time Work in the United States and Japan?p. 232
Why is the Part-Time Rate Higher in Japan Than in South Korea?p. 252
Will the Employment Conditions of Part-Timers in Australia and New Zealand Worsen?p. 265
Indexp. 282
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ISBN: 9780415156707
ISBN-10: 041515670X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 26th March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1