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Part-time work in the Dutch welfare state: the ideal combination of work and care?

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Publication date

2009

Abstract

The Netherlands is often heralded for the success of its ‘part-time model’ of employment. Yet the supposed success of this model raises the question whether the Dutch part-time variant is the ideal gender-neutral policy approach. A comparative, longitudinal analysis of employment transitions in the Netherlands and the UK shows that while the Dutch part-time model may be unique, its outcomes are not. In both cases, gender inequality in employment transitions is evident. Gender inequality is apparent in Dutch care policy as well. Moreover, part-time work is quickly becoming the long-term norm for women’s employment, even for women without care responsibilities.

Published in

Policy and Politics

Volume

37 (4):535-552

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557309X435510

Subjects

Labour Economics and Caregiving

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1592343~S5

Notes

Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*

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