The Gender Gap in Involuntary Part-time Employment: The Case of Spain

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Title: The Gender Gap in Involuntary Part-time Employment: The Case of Spain
Authors: Denia Cuesta, Alfonsa | Guillo, Maria Dolores
Research Group/s: Economía Laboral y Econometría (ELYE) | Desarrollo, Métodos Cuantitativos y Teoría Económica (DMCTE)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Desarrollo Social y Paz
Keywords: Gender | Involuntary part-time | Temporary contracts | Non-standard employment | Great Recession
Knowledge Area: Economía Aplicada | Fundamentos del Análisis Económico
Issue Date: Dec-2019
Publisher: Center for Promoting Ideas
Citation: International Journal of Business and Social Science. 2019, 10(12): 169-182. doi:10.30845/ijbss.v10n12p18
Abstract: The high incidence of non-desired part-time jobs and temporary contracts after the Great Recession has become one of the most important drivers of the outstanding rise in income inequality in Spain during the last decade. We explore the determinants of involuntary part-time work in Spain over the period 2006-2014 and find that gender has a large, significant and robust positive effect on having that employment status, even after controlling for the type and duration of contracts, type of activity or occupation. A female worker is about7.4-8.3 percent more likely to have a non-desired part-time job than a male worker with the same characteristics. Moreover, working in the Public Administration or having a temporary contract increases this probability over 10 percentage points. The results highlight the persistent precariousness of the employment recovery in Spain and the need of a careful reflection on the next labor market reform.
Sponsor: Financial support from the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad through the research project EC02016-77200 and Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades through the research project AIC0/2019/295 is acknowledged.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/107383
ISSN: 2219-1933 (Print) | 2219-6021 (Online)
DOI: 10.30845/ijbss.v10n12p18
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © Center for Promoting Ideas, USA. Copyrights for articles published in IJBSS are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.30845/ijbss.v10n12p18
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