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Title Part-time prospects : an international comparison of part-time work in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim / edited by Jacqueline O╩╝Reilly and Colette Fagan
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 286 pages : illustrations)
Contents 1. Conceptualising part-time work: the value of an integrated comparative perspective / Colette Fagan and Jacqueline O'Reilly -- Pt. I. Who wants part-time work and on what conditions? 2. Where and why is part-time work growing in Europe? / Mark Smith, Colette Fagan and Jill Rubery. 3. When do men work part-time? / Lei Delsen. 4. Why don't minority ethnic women in Britain work part-time? / Angela Dale and Clare Holdsworth. 5. Are part-time jobs better than no jobs? / Ulrich Walwei. 6. Are benefits a disincentive to work part-time? / Marco Doudeijns. 7. Part-time work: a threat to labour standards? / Jill Rubery. 8. How does part-time work lead to low pension income? / Jay Ginn and Sara Arber -- Pt. II. International perspectives. 9. Culture or structure as explanations for differences in part-time work in Germany, Finland and the Netherlands? / Birgit Pfau-Effinger. 10. Why is part-time work so low in Portugal and Spain? / Margarida Ruivo, Maria Do Pilar Gonzalez and Jose M. Varejao. 11. How does the 'societal effect' shape the use of part-time work in France, the UK and Sweden? / Anne-Marie Daune-Richard. 12. What is the nature of part-time work in the United States and Japan? / Susan Houseman and Machiko Osawa. 13. Why is the part-time rate higher in Japan than in South Korea? / Akira Wakisaka and Haesun Bae. 14. Will the employment conditions of part-timers in Australia and New Zealand worsen? / Janeen Baxter
Summary The growth in part-time employment has been one of the most striking features in industrialized economies over the past forty years. Part-Time Prospects 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. It brings together sociologists and economists in this wide-ranging and comprehensive survey. It tackles such areas as gender issues, ethnic questions and the differences between certain national economies including low pay, pensions and labour standards.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available as an electronic book via the World Wide Web to institutions affiliated with netLibrary, Inc
Subject Part-time employment -- Europe.
Part-time employment -- North America.
Part-time employment -- Pacific Area.
Form Electronic book
Author Fagan, Colette.
O'Reilly, Jacqueline, 1964-
ISBN 9780306473258