Journal of Labor Research

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 323–333 | Cite as

The long-run effect of part-time work

  • Carole A. Green
  • Marianne A. Ferber


Unlike most of the literature concerning the effects of nonstandard work, we examine the long-term impact of part-time work. Our main focus is on earnings and several important benefits. As might be expected, voluntary part-time work while in school increases earnings of both women and men, whereas involuntary part-time work has no significant impact. Surprisingly, however, voluntary part-time work while not in school has a substantial positive effect for women but is not significant for men. Furthermore, we find that the provision of health insurance, profit-sharing, defined-benefit and defined-contribution plans is primarily determined by factors other than work experience.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carole A. Green
    • 1
  • Marianne A. Ferber
    • 2
  1. 1.University of South FloridaTampa
  2. 2.University of IllinoisChampaign

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