Wanneer gaan mannen minder werken? De invloed van organisatiecontext en individuele variabelen op de lengte van de werkweek


  • Emmerik,Hetty van
  • Hermkens,Piet


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The last decennia have shown a tremendous growth in part-time work in Western society. This has triggered much research into the causes and consequences of part-time work, particularly of women. However, most studies have taken the perspective of the individual only. Moreover, the growth in part-time work cannot only be attributed to the increasing share of part-time working women. Increasingly, men are also reducing the length of their working week. Consequently, this paper focuses on differences between men and women with respect to the effects of individual and structural factors on the length of the working week. Data from a representative sample of the Dutch employees (OSA Labor Supply Panel) have been analyzed (1423 men and 913 women). The results show that personal factors such as household situation do not affect men's labor market behavior. With respect to structural determinants, the length of the working week of men is smaller in sectors with an internal labor market and in sectors with a high ratio of part-time workers. The employer's responsivity turns out to be of greater importance in explaining the length of the working week of women compared to that of men. Research findings and policy implications are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Mens en Maatschappij is the property of Amsterdam University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Emmerik,Hetty van