An alternative to retirement: part-time work

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Title: An alternative to retirement: part-time work
Authors: Denia Cuesta, Alfonsa | Guillo, Maria Dolores
Research Group/s: Grupo de Estudios de Paz y Desarrollo (GEPYD) | Economía Laboral y Econometría (ELYE)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Métodos Cuantitativos y Teoría Económica | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico
Keywords: Part-time work | Retirement | Involuntary employment
Knowledge Area: Fundamentos del Análisis Económico
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: LEPAS – Long-Run Economic Perspectives of an Ageing Society
Citation: DENIA CUESTA, Alfonsa; GUILLÓ, María Dolores. An alternative to retirement: part-time work. LEPAS – Long-Run Economic Perspectives of an Ageing Society. Working Paper No. 2012-02
Abstract: Part time work can facilitate participation in the labor market and smooth the transition to retirement. Part-time employment, however, represents for the most part an involuntary choice. The aim of this paper is to conduct an empirical investigation of the determinants of part-time work. Using Spanish labor market data, we find that part-time work becomes a more desired employment alternative as people age, and that education and children’s age have opposite effects on women and men’s probabilities of voluntary part-time employment. Interestingly, most part-time work among women occurs in low-skill occupations, whereas part-time work among men are mainly concentrated in high-skill jobs.
Sponsor: This research was funded by the European Commission within the project “Long-Run Economic Perspectives of an Aging Society” (LEPAS) in the Seventh Framework Programme under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities theme (Grant Agreement: SSH7-CT-2009-217275).
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
Peer Review: si
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