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Part-time Prospects: An International Comparison of Part-time Work in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim

by O'Reilly, Jacqueline; Fagan, Colette (1998)


The growth in part-time employment has been one of the most striking features in industrialized economies over the past forty years. Part-Time Prospects presents for the first time a systematically comparative analysis of the common and divergent patterns in the use of part-time work in Europe, America and the Pacific Rim. It brings together sociologists and economists in this wide-ranging and comprehensive survey. It tackles such areas as gender issues, ethnic questions and the differences between certain national economies including low pay, pensions and labour standards.


Part-Time Work, European Context, United States, Sociology, Economics, Gender, Race, Gendered Labour, Racialised Labour


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