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Author: Cianni, Mary
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1. Caputo, Richard K.
Cianni, Mary
Correlates of Voluntary vs. Involuntary Part-Time Employment Among US Women
Gender, Work and Organization Special Issue 8,3 (July 2001): 311-325
Cohort(s): Mature Women, Young Women
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc. => Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Employment, Part-Time; Family Characteristics; Household Structure; Labor Economics; Private Sector; Public Sector; Women; Work Attachment; Work Attitudes

Examines the extent to which type and duration of labor force attachment add to the explanatory power of psychological, demographic, and family household characteristics to predict voluntary vs. involuntary part-time employment of women in the US. Voluntary part-time work is not meant to be construed as charitable, non-paid activities, but rather as part-time work with preference for full-time work, if a suitable job were available. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Labor Market Experience, labor market attachment characteristics added little to predict part-time employment status (involuntary vs. voluntary) and had virtually no effect on the odds of any other correlates on employment status. The major exception was years of unemployment. The longer working women were previously unemployed, the greater the likelihood they were involuntarily employed in part-time jobs. In addition, marriage and private sector employment decreased the likelihood of involuntary part-time employment. Findings suggest that involuntarily part-time employed women appear to be 'settling' for what they can get, namely, part-time jobs and that unmarried part-timers may be viewed as a stigmatized or marginal group more likely to be employed in the public rather than private sector. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2000 APA, all rights reserved).
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Caputo, Richard K. and Mary Cianni. "Correlates of Voluntary vs. Involuntary Part-Time Employment Among US Women." Gender, Work and Organization Special Issue 8,3 (July 2001): 311-325.