Journal article

Does part-time employment status really reduce time pressure?

Judy Rose, Belinda Hewitt

JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Part-time employment rates are increasing in Australia, for both women and men. However, gendered patterns in part-time employment status are typically associated with mothers’, rather than fathers’, transition to parenthood. This study uses data from the 2006 Negotiating the Life Course survey to investigate whether part-time employment reduces time pressure for women compared to men, when temporal job quality is considered. Our results show that women employed in shorter part-time hours had better time pressure outcomes, overall and at work, than women employed in longer part-time hours. Yet findings show that a lack of access to temporal flexibility and irregular work schedules negatively..

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