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Feature: The Price of Reconciliation: Part-Time Work, Families and Women's Satisfaction.

Abstract:

While the gender pay gap has been narrowing for women in full-time jobs the pay penalty for the 40% of women who work part-time has risen, reflecting the growing polarisation of part-time jobs in low-wage occupations. A further dimension is that women often experience downgrading from higher-skill full-time into lower-skill part-time occupations. As women reorganise their working lives around the presence of children their reported hours and job satisfaction are highest in part-time work, but...

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Mary Gregory More by this author
Sara Connolly More by this author
Journal:
Economic Journal
Volume:
118
Publication date:
2008
URN:
uuid:e04d7807-2a2a-494d-9faf-6b283311465f
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:10525
Language:
English

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