Working Part-Time: Risks and Opportunities

Synopsis

Working Part-Time discusses the opportunities and risks in employment which is sometimes underpaid and devalued and from which movement to full-time positions is often difficult. It represents the work of a cross-section of specialists in labor economics, industrial relations specialists, and social scientists who are engaged in research on the transformation of work in Canada, the U.S., and Great Britain. Chapters focus on the structural aspects of part-time work, conditions under which such work is performed, constraints imposed on employers by official agencies, and expectations and attitudes of part-time workers rooted in a particular society.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Sar A. Levitan
  • Elizabeth A. Conway
  • Robert J. Drummond
  • Celia J. Briar
  • David G. Blanchflower
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1992