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Dualisation of Part-Time WorkThe Development of Labour Market Insiders and Outsiders$
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Heidi Nicolaisen, Hanne Kavli, and Ragnhild Steen Jensen

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447348603

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447348603.001.0001

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Part-time work in Danish private services: a (mis)match between wage flexibility and living hours

Part-time work in Danish private services: a (mis)match between wage flexibility and living hours

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(p.133) 6 Part-time work in Danish private services: a (mis)match between wage flexibility and living hours
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Dualisation of Part-Time Work
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Trine P. Larsen

Anna Ilsøe

Jonas Felbo-Kolding

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447348603.003.0006

This chapter explores how the institutional framework for working time and wage regulation affects the prevalence of marginal part-time employment (less than 15 working hours per week) and its implications for men and women's hourly earnings within retail, industrial cleaning, hotels and restaurants. Analytically, we draw on the concept of living hours and find that the combined effects of wage and working time regulation influence the take-up of contracts of few hours and the workforce composition. We argue that the institutional framework of collective agreements, in some instances, facilitates a win-win situation for employers and employees alike and narrows the gender pay gap. In other instances, the very same agreements seemingly promote dualisation, especially for young people and migrants in terms of wage penalties and contracts of few hours, indicating the dual nature of the institutional framework.

Keywords:   Part-time work, Denmark, working time, wage-setting and collective agreements

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