Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Part-time employment in Australia: unusual features and social policy issues

Buy Article:

$40.56 + tax (Refund Policy)

As with many other OECD economies, a growing part-time employment share has been a characteristic of the Australian workforce experience over the past three decades. Examines several distinctive features of Australian part-time employment, namely: the high proportion of part-time employees who are employed under casual employment conditions, the growing male part-time employment share and the growing proportion of involuntary part-time workers. Outlines several important policy implications, namely: many part-time employees are entitled to but not receiving permanent employment conditions; many part-timers are excluded from the many non-wage entitlements associated with full-time employment; adjusted hourly wage rates for part-time workers appear to be falling relative to full-time workers, the ability of part-time employees to participate in the newly emerging collective bargaining framework is constrained by their very low trade union density relative to full-time employees; and there are doubts as to how part-time workers can effectively participate in and benefit from the emerging programme of employee-based superannuation entitlements.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Australia; Collective Bargaining; Part-Time Work; Patterns of Work; Working Conditions; Working Hours

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 1997

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more