Women and part-time employment: easing or squeezing time pressure?

Rose, Judy, Hewitt, Belinda and Baxter, Janeen (2013) Women and part-time employment: easing or squeezing time pressure?. Journal of Sociology, 49 1: 41-59. doi:10.1177/1440783311419907

Author Rose, Judy
Hewitt, Belinda
Baxter, Janeen
Title Women and part-time employment: easing or squeezing time pressure?
Journal name Journal of Sociology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-7833
Publication date 2013-03-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1440783311419907
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 49
Issue 1
Start page 41
End page 59
Total pages 19
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract This article investigates satisfaction with time pressure for men and women with different hours of paid employment using data from the 2006 ‘Negotiating the Life Course’ project. In Australia, part-time employment is a common strategy adopted by women with dependent children to reconcile paid work and family responsibilities. However, women employed part-time are not a homogeneous group. This study differentiates between women employed for minimal part-time, half-time and reduced full-time hours, as well as women employed full-time and not in the labour force, to investigate differences in perceived time pressure. Three dimensions of time pressure are examined: overall time pressure, time pressure at home and time pressure at work. We find gender differences in time pressure at home and differences among women in overall and work time pressure. We conclude that being employed part-time does not alleviate time pressure for all women.
Keyword Gender analysis
Part-time employment
Time pressure
Work-family balance
Work-family conflict
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print November 7, 2011

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