Over the last two decades, involuntary part-time (IPT) employment has become a more and more pressing issue in Europe, especially in the southern countries, where IPT today constitutes most part-time employment. Using INAPP-PLUS data and different discrete choice model estimations, this paper aims to shed light on the factors that explain the IPT growth in Italy, focusing on what influences the IPT status at the individual, household and labour market levels. The main hypothesis is that what influences the IPT work derive from a combination of workers’ individual, household, and job characteristics which may engender limited power during the bargaining process. The empirical results, based on gender-specific models, highlight that characteristics associated with the IPT status significantly changed over time, reporting a convergent path between the gender profiles of IPT employment. However, IPT employment for women still appears to be mainly originated from the gendered division of domestic and care tasks, while this phenomenon seems to be mainly driven by the labour demand side for men.

I Would Like to but I Cannot: What Influences the Involuntariness of Part‑Time Employment in Italy / Busilacchi, Gianluca; Gallo, Giovanni; Luppi, Matteo. - In: SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH. - ISSN 1573-0921. - (2024), pp. 1-35. [10.1007/s11205-024-03339-2]

I Would Like to but I Cannot: What Influences the Involuntariness of Part‑Time Employment in Italy

Giovanni Gallo;
2024

Abstract

Over the last two decades, involuntary part-time (IPT) employment has become a more and more pressing issue in Europe, especially in the southern countries, where IPT today constitutes most part-time employment. Using INAPP-PLUS data and different discrete choice model estimations, this paper aims to shed light on the factors that explain the IPT growth in Italy, focusing on what influences the IPT status at the individual, household and labour market levels. The main hypothesis is that what influences the IPT work derive from a combination of workers’ individual, household, and job characteristics which may engender limited power during the bargaining process. The empirical results, based on gender-specific models, highlight that characteristics associated with the IPT status significantly changed over time, reporting a convergent path between the gender profiles of IPT employment. However, IPT employment for women still appears to be mainly originated from the gendered division of domestic and care tasks, while this phenomenon seems to be mainly driven by the labour demand side for men.
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I Would Like to but I Cannot: What Influences the Involuntariness of Part‑Time Employment in Italy / Busilacchi, Gianluca; Gallo, Giovanni; Luppi, Matteo. - In: SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH. - ISSN 1573-0921. - (2024), pp. 1-35. [10.1007/s11205-024-03339-2]
Busilacchi, Gianluca; Gallo, Giovanni; Luppi, Matteo
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