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Hanging in, but only just. Part-time employment and in-work poverty throughout the crisis

TitleHanging in, but only just. Part-time employment and in-work poverty throughout the crisis
Publication TypeWorking Paper
AuthorsHoremans, J., Nolan B., & Marx I.
PublisherHerman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp
Place PublishedAntwerp
Year of Publication2015
NumberWP 15/03
Pagination26
Date Published10/2015
Abstract

The crisis has deepened pre-existing concerns regarding low wage and non-standard employment. Countries where unemployment increased most strongly during the crisis period also saw part-time employment increasing, particularly involuntary part-time work. With involuntary part-time workers, as a particular group of underemployed, facing especially high poverty rates, this was accompanied by an increase, on average, in the poverty risk associated with working part-time. However, this was not reflected in a marked increase in the overall in-work poverty rate because full-time work remains dominant and its poverty risk did not change markedly. The household context is of the essence when considering policy implications.

Keywordscrisis, Europe, in-work poverty, involuntary part-time employment, part-time employment
Citation Key5541
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