No. 2015-04 - Hanging in, but only just: Part-time employment and in-work poverty through the crisis.
Date: 21 December 2015The crisis has deepened pre-existing concerns regarding low wage and non-standard employment. Countries where unemployment increased most strongly during the crisis period also saw part-time employment increasing, particularly involuntary part-time work. With involuntary part-time workers, as a particular group of underemployed, facing especially high poverty rates, this was accompanied by an increase, on average, in the poverty risk associated with working part-time. However, this was not reflected in a marked increase in the overall in-work poverty rate because full-time work remains dominant and its poverty risk did not change markedly. The household context is of the essence when considering policy implications.
Hanging in, but only just: Part-Time employment and in-work poverty through the crisis
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