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Labour Market Structures and Women's Employment Levels


Buchmann, M; Kriesi, I; Sacchi, S (2010). Labour Market Structures and Women's Employment Levels. Work, Employment, and Society, 24(2):279-299.

Abstract

With the rise in women’s part-time work in many Western industrialised countries, a better understanding of women’s employment decisions necessitates the distinction
between different employment levels and varying structural opportunities that facilitate or hinder female employment. This article analyses for Switzerland how structural factors affect women’s decisions to work marginal part-time, substantial part-time, full-time or to stay out of the labour force. The analyses are based on the
Swiss Labour Force Survey. The logistic regression findings show that labour market and firm-related opportunity structures affect the three types of employment
levels differently. They also play a much larger role in the probability of working marginal part-time than in that of working substantial part-time or full-time.

With the rise in women’s part-time work in many Western industrialised countries, a better understanding of women’s employment decisions necessitates the distinction
between different employment levels and varying structural opportunities that facilitate or hinder female employment. This article analyses for Switzerland how structural factors affect women’s decisions to work marginal part-time, substantial part-time, full-time or to stay out of the labour force. The analyses are based on the
Swiss Labour Force Survey. The logistic regression findings show that labour market and firm-related opportunity structures affect the three types of employment
levels differently. They also play a much larger role in the probability of working marginal part-time than in that of working substantial part-time or full-time.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Sociology
06 Faculty of Arts > Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Education
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:19 Jan 2011 07:35
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:30
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN:0950-0170
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017010362142
Official URL:http://wes.sagepub.com/content/24/2/279.full.pdf+html

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