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Dualisation of Part-Time Work: The Development of Labour Market Insiders and Outsiders

Heidi Nicolaisen, Hanne Kavli, and Ragnhild Steen Jensen


This book brings together leading international authors from a number of fields to provide an up to date understanding of part-time work at national, sector, industry and workplace levels. The contributors critically examine part-time employment in different institutional settings across Europe, the USA, Australia and Korea. This analysis serves as a prism to investigate wider trends, particularly in female employment, including the continued increase in part-time work and processes that are increasingly creating dualisation and inequality between 'good' and 'bad' jobs.

Keywords: Part-time work, dualisation, regulations, labour market, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447348603
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447348603.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heidi Nicolaisen, editor
Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research

Hanne Kavli, editor
Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research

Ragnhild Steen Jensen, editor
Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research

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1 Introduction

Heidi Nicolaisen, Hanne Cecilie Kavli and Ragnhild Steen Jensen

Part One Institutional and organisational regulations of part-time work

4 Workplace responses to national regulations to reduce involuntary part-time work

Hanne Cecilie Kavli, Heidi Nicolaisen and Sissel C. Trygstad

Part Two The quality of working conditions and part-time work

Part Three Work–life balance, gender and part‑time work

13 Conclusion and prospects

Hanne Cecilie Kavli and Heidi Nicolaisen

End Matter