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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 strategies of women and men of childbearing age in the Netherlands and Australia

Part-time strategies of women and men of childbearing age in the Netherlands and Australia

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(p.265) 11 Part-time strategies of women and men of childbearing age in the Netherlands and Australia
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Dualisation of Part-Time Work
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Mara A. Yerkes

Belinda Hewitt

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447348603.003.0011

This chapter contributes to the dualization debate by investigating the extent to which gender unequal part-time work patterns reflect insider - outsider labour market effects (e.g. based on gender and occupational effects) by comparing the Netherlands - a country with high protection of part-time workers - with Australia - a country with minimal protection. We focus on the part-time work strategies of men and women of childbearing age, bridging dualization theory with work-family theory. We explore both the extent of dualization between men and women (how women and men differ in their part-time employment patterns) as well as possible dualization effects within part-time work, considering variation in part-time work strategies among women in both countries. Our findings suggest dualization between part-time and full-time workers exists in both countries. Crucially, we find that dualization exists within part

Keywords:   Dualization, gendered employment, part-time work, work-family strategies

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