The demand of part-time in European companies: a multilevel modelling approach
Abstract: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.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Economics and Statistics,Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden 2: Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Publication date: March 1, 2012