Almost half the women in work in the UK work part-time, but views conflict: does this support a woman's career or is it a dead-end trap? Cohort data on labour market involvement to age 42 show highly varied pathways through full/part-time/non-employment. Econometric estimation confirms that individual characteristics matter, but labour market history is particularly powerful. Part-time work serves two different functions. A history of full-time work even including spells in part-time or non-e...Expand abstract
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Dual Tracks: Part-time Work in Life-Cycle Employment for British Women.
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