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Part-time Work, Job Satisfaction and Well-being: Evidence from a Developing OECD Country

Rodrigo Montero () and Tomás Rau ()

Journal of Development Studies, 2015, vol. 51, issue 4, 370-385

Abstract: We estimate the effects of part-time work on job and life satisfaction using new data for Chile. While part-time work is being promoted to increase female labour participation in many countries, there are concerns about its quality and the overall effect on well-being of such policies. We estimate models for job and life satisfaction addressing for endogeneity and selectivity bias. We found that part-time work has a negative effect on job satisfaction and well-being for men; however, when looking at just women, the negative effect is reversed. This should be considered when designing public policies oriented at increasing female labour participation through part-time work.

Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2014.963567

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