No. 2015-04 - Hanging in, but only just: Part-time employment and in-work poverty through the crisis.

Date: 21 December 2015

The 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.

Brian Nolan Ive Marx Jeroen Horemans

Employment, Equity and Growth

Hanging in, but only just: Part-Time employment and in-work poverty through the crisis

Type: inet-working-paper

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