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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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Are female part-time workers dualised in South Korea? Institutional structures and employment conditions of South Korean female part-time jobs

Are female part-time workers dualised in South Korea? Institutional structures and employment conditions of South Korean female part-time jobs

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(p.289) 12 Are female part-time workers dualised in South Korea? Institutional structures and employment conditions of South Korean female part-time jobs
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Dualisation of Part-Time Work
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Min Young Song

Sophia Seung-yoon Lee

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447348603.003.0012

The Korean government has encouraged married women to take a part-time job since the 2010s. Under the strong influence of the labour market flexibility policy, however, most part-time jobs have been created on the basis of temporary contracts. Our analysis of the data from the 2015 Korea National Survey on Fertility, Family Health, and Welfare found that, on the whole, the hourly income of female part-timers with young children was lower than that of full-timers. This was because most part-time jobs were coupled with temporary employment of which wage levels was much lower than permanent employment. On the other hand, a sign of dualization was found within the Korean female part-timers; the gap in the average hourly income between those with a college degree and others was bigger among part-timers than among full-timers. We also found that the range of distribution of hourly income was much wider for part-time temporary workers than for full-time temporary workers.

Keywords:   Korean female part-time workers with young children, low employment protection, dualisation of employment conditions

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