Part-time work in Europe

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Updated
27 October 2011
Published
27 October 2011
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Authors: 
Sándor, Eszter

Abstract

Non-standard employment and, more particularly, part-time work has been increasing worldwide for the past two decades. This trend has been especially strong in Europe, where the issue of different working time arrangements is an important part of the discussion among policymakers and social partners, and something which the European Union (EU) has promoted to increase flexibility for workers and employers. However, part-time work is spread very unevenly across Member States, reflecting differences in legislation, infrastructure and cultural conventions. This report uses data from the fourth European Working Conditions Survey and the second Company Survey. An executive summary is available - see 'Related content'.

 

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    Reference No: 
    EF1086
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-0883-8
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-32-11-647-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/116
    Catalogue info

    Part-time work in Europe

    Authors: 
    Sándor, Eszter

    Non-standard employment and, more particularly, part-time work has been increasing worldwide for the past two decades. This trend has been especially strong in Europe, where the issue of different working time arrangements is an important part of the discussion among policymakers and social partners, and something which the European Union (EU) has promoted to increase flexibility for workers and employers. However, part-time work is spread very unevenly across Member States, reflecting differences in legislation, infrastructure and cultural conventions. This report uses data from the fourth European Working Conditions Survey and the second Company Survey. An executive summary is available.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF10861
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    Part-time work in Europe - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
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    Part-time employment has been increasing in Europe for the past two decades. This is especially true for countries where different working time arrangements have been discussed among policymakers and social partners as a way to increase flexibility. Part-time work, in the widest sense, may have both positive and negative effects for workers and employers. This report tries to bring together the results of two Europeanwide surveys to provide a snapshot of part-time work – presenting both the company and the employee point of view. Read more in the report - see 'Related content'.
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