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

Yerkes, Mara (2009) Part-time work in the Dutch welfare state: The ideal combination of work and care?. Policy and Politics, 37 4: 535-552.


Author Yerkes, Mara
Title Part-time work in the Dutch welfare state: The ideal combination of work and care?
Journal name Policy and Politics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-5736
1470-8442
Publication date 2009-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1332/030557309X435510
Volume 37
Issue 4
Start page 535
End page 552
Total pages 18
Place of publication Bristol, United Kingdom
Publisher The Policy Press
Language eng
Formatted 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.
Keyword Care policy
Gender
Part-time work
Comparative welfare states
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
 
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