The demand of part-time in European companies: a multilevel modelling approach

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Part-time work is one of the most well-known 'atypical' working time arrangements. In contrast to previous studies focusing on the supply side, the originality of our research is to investigate the demand-side of part-time work and to examine how and why companies use part-time work. Based on a large and unique sample of European firms operating in 21 member states, we use a multilevel multinomial modelling in a Bayesian environment. Our results suggest that the variations in the extent of part-time workers at the establishment level is determined more by country-specific features than by industry-specific factors.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1057-1066
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Economics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012