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Involuntary part-time workers in Britain: evidence from the Labour Force Survey

Cam, Surhan 2012. Involuntary part-time workers in Britain: evidence from the Labour Force Survey. [Working Paper]. School of Social Sciences Working Papers Series, vol. 142. Cardiff: Cardiff University.

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Part-time work is widely considered functional for the economy, with both benign and detrimental implications for employees. However, specific analyses of involuntary part-timing in Britain are surprisingly absent from the flexibility debate; and workers in such positions remain largely under-researched. This article explores the relation of involuntary part-time work to demographic and work-related circumstances, hoping to provide a contribution to the examination of working patterns in the UK. We analyse Labour Force Survey data, using logistic regression modelling to identify the segments of workers filling part-time jobs involuntarily. The results suggest that being couple with dependant children considerably reduces the likelihood of involuntariness among female part-timers whereas it has an opposed effect on their male counterparts. Lower educational and occupational levels, on the other hand, imply a higher likelihood of involuntariness across both sexes.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Cardiff University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:26

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