Dekker, Ronald (2008): Part-time work as a transitional phase? The role of preferences and institutions in Germany, Great Britain and The Netherlands.
Download (554kB) | Preview
This paper uses 11 years of data from household panel data sets for the Netherlands, Germany and Great-Britain to investigate part-time employment and the role of institutions and preferences on transitions from part-time into full-time employment or into other employment statuses. The behavioural choice model distinguishes four labour market states: short hours part-time employment, long hours part-time employment, full-time employment and nonparticipation. This dynamic model is estimated with a multinomial logit model. Results from the estimates are interpreted against the background of the institutional differences between the three countries. In particular we look at the role of stated preferences on the number of working hours on the transition patterns of individual workers. Results indicate that both the Netherlands and Great-Britain as welfare states are more capable of facilitating workers to end up in their preferred hours bracket than Germany is.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Part-time work as a transitional phase? The role of preferences and institutions in Germany, Great Britain and The Netherlands.|
|Keywords:||part-time employment; labour supply; stated preferences|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J62 - Job, Occupational, and Intergenerational Mobility
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C23 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J22 - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C25 - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
|Depositing User:||Ronald Dekker|
|Date Deposited:||01. Apr 2008 13:49|
|Last Modified:||08. Jan 2014 08:15|
Bardasi, Elena and Marco Francesconi, (2003), ‘The impact of atypical employment on individual wellbeing: evidence from a panel of British workers’, ISER Working Paper 2003-2, University of Essex
Becker, Uwe, (2000), ‘Welfare State Development and Employment in the Netherlands in Comparative Perspective’, Journal of European Social Policy, 10(3), pp. 219-39.
Buddelmeyer, Hielke, Gilles Mourre and Melanie Ward-Warmedinger, (2005), ‘Part-Time Work in EU Countries: Labour Market Mobility, Entry and Exit’, ECB working paper series.
Debels, Annelies (2004), ‘Temporary jobs: Segmented security through the labour and welfare system’, Paper for TLM.Net Conference: Quality in Labour Market Transitions: A European Challenge
Dekker, Ronald & Lutz Kaizer (2000), ‘Atypical or Flexible? How to define Non-Standard Employment Patterns - The cases of Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom’, EPAG Working Paper 14, Colchester: University of Essex
Dekker, Ronald, Elena Stancanelli and Ruud Muffels, (2000), ‘A Longitudinal Analysis of Part-Time Work by Women and Men in the Netherlands’ in: Gustaffson & Meulders (eds.), Gender and the Labour Market, Palgrave
Del Boca, Daniela, (2002), ‘The Effect of Child Care and Part Time Opportunities on Participation and Fertility Decisions in Italy’, Journal of Population Economics, 15(3), pp. 549-73.
Dingeldey, Irene (2001), ‘European Tax Systems and their Impact on Family Employment Patterns’, Journal of Social Policy 30: 653-672
Fagan, Colette, and Jacqueline O'Reilly, (1998), ‘Conceptualising Part-Time Work: The Value of an Integrated Comparative Perspective’, in: C. Fagan, and Jacqueline O'Reilly, Part-Time Prospects: International Comparisons of Part-Time Work in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim,. London & New York: Routledge
Farber, H.S., (1999), ‘Alternative and Part-Time Employment Arrangements as a Response to Job Loss’, Journal of Labor Economics, 17, pp. 142-69.
Freeman, R. (1998), ‘War of the models: Which labour market institutions for the 21st century?’, Labour Economics, 5 (1), 1-24.
Freeman, R. & R. Schettkat, (2005), ‘Marketization of household production and the EU–US gap in work’, Economic Policy, January 2005 pp. 5–50
Gallie, D. & S. Paugam, (2000), Welfare regimes and the experience of unemployment in Europe, Oxford University Press, New York
Garibaldi, P., (1998), ‘Job Flow Dynamics and Firing Restrictions’, European Economic Review, 42, pp. 245-75.
Heckman, James J. & Bo E. Honoré (1990), The Empirical Content of the Roy Model, Econometrica, Vol. 58, No. 5., pp. 1121-1149.
Kalleberg, Arne L., (2000), ‘Non-standard Employment Relations: Part-Time, Temporary and Contract Work’, Annual Review of Sociology, 26(1), pp. 341-65.
Liao, Tim Futing, (1994), ‘Interpreting Probability Models: Logit, Probit, and Other Generalized Linear Models’, Sage University Paper 101
Maddala, G.S. (1983), Limited-Dependent and Qualitative Variables in Econometrics, Cambridge University Press Magnac, Th. (1991), Segmented or Competitive Labor Markets? Econometrica : journal of the Econometric Society, vol.59 nr.1, p.165
OECD, (2002) ‘Employment Outlook,’ OECD
O'Reilly, Jacqueline and Bothfeld, Silke, (2002), ‘What Happens after Working Part Time? Integration, Maintenance or Exclusionary Transitions in Britain and Western Germany’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 26(4), pp. 409-39.
O'Reilly, J. & C.Fagan (eds.), (1998), Part-time prospects: International comparisons of part-time work in Europe, North-America and the Pacific Rim, London, Routledge
Plantenga, Janneke, (2002), ‘Combining Work and Care in the Polder Model: An Assessment of the Dutch Part-Time Strategy’, Critical Social Policy, 22(1), pp. 53-71.
Plantenga, Janneke; Schippers, Joop J and Siegers, Jacques J., (1999), ‘Towards an Equal Division of Paid and Unpaid Work: The Case of the Netherlands’, Journal of European Social Policy, 9(2), pp. 99-110.
Powell, Lisa M., (1998), ‘Part-Time Versus Full-Time Work and Child Care Costs: Evidence for Married Mothers’, Applied economics, 30(4), pp. 503 - 11.
Visser, Jelle, (2002), ‘The First Part-Time Economy in the World: A Model to Be Followed?’, Journal of European Social Policy, 12(1), pp. 23-42.
Román, Amelia; Didier Fouarge & Ruud Luijkx, (2004), ‘Career consequences of part-time work: results from Dutch Panel data 1990-2001’, OSA-publication A206
Roy, A. D., (1951) Some Thoughts on the Distribution of Earnings, Oxford Economic Papers, New Series, Vol. 3, No. 2., pp. 135-146.
Smith M., C. Fagan and J. Rubery, (1998). ‘Where and why is part-time work growing in Europe?’, in O’Reilly J. and C. Fagan (eds.), Part-time prospects, London: Routledge.
Warren, Tracey, (2000) ‘Diverse Breadwinner Models: A Couple-Based Analysis of Gendered Working Time in Britain and Denmark’, Journal of European Social Policy, 10(4), pp. 349-71.