2004
Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0169-2216
  • E-ISSN: 2468-9424

Abstract

The growth of part-time employment: supply and demand

The growth of part-time employment: supply and demand

The Dutch labour market shows a high part-time employment rate, and the rate continues to grow at a pace faster than in other OECD countries. The increase in labour force participation of women plays an important role. The contribution of men to part-time employment is growing but stays behind that of women. The shift between sectors of industry, from manufacturing to services, contributes to the growth of part-time employment. We discuss several reasons for firms to hire part-time employees. We investigate the importance of factors of supply and demand by means of a regression analysis at the sectoral level of industry. We find that the increasing demand for flexible labour contributes to the growth of part-time employment.

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