Part-time work and caring responsibilities in Australia: Towards an assessment of job quality

Chalmers, J, Campbell, I and Charlesworth, S 2005, 'Part-time work and caring responsibilities in Australia: Towards an assessment of job quality', Labour and Industry, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 41-66.


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Title Part-time work and caring responsibilities in Australia: Towards an assessment of job quality
Author(s) Chalmers, J
Campbell, I
Charlesworth, S
Year 2005
Journal name Labour and Industry
Volume number 15
Issue number 3
Start page 41
End page 66
Total pages 25
Publisher Union Research Centre on Organisation and Technology and RMIT University
Abstract Part-time work (for women) is often put forward as a solution to the problems of balancing paid work and caring responsibilities. This assessment is too shallow. It neglects the crucial issue of the quality of the part-time job. Poor quality part-time work may worsen problems of work and family imbalance rather than contribute to their solution. Good quality part-time work is the main path forward. This is a preliminary paper, which focuses on introducing the topic and outlining several dimensions - other than just number of hours - that are important in any assessment of the quality of part-time jobs.
Subject Family and Household Studies
Copyright notice © 2005 Centre For Workplace Culture Change
ISSN 1030-1763
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