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Regulating Part‐Time Employment: Equal Treatment and its Limits

Leah F. Vosko

in Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574810
eISBN:
9780191722080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, HRM / IR

This chapter explores contemporary regulatory responses to challenges to the temporal boundaries of the SER and their associated precariousness, typified by the 1994 ILO Convention on Part‐Time Work, ... More


The Partial Eclipse of the SER and the Dynamics of SER‐Centrism in International Labour Regulations

Leah F. Vosko

in Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574810
eISBN:
9780191722080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, HRM / IR

This chapter initiates the book's statistical portrait of employment trends in industrialized contexts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. This portrait illustrates the slow erosion of ... More


Constructing and Consolidating the Standard Employment Relationship in International Labour Regulation

Leah F. Vosko

in Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574810
eISBN:
9780191722080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, HRM / IR

This chapter traces the evolution of the SER as the baseline of international labour regulation in the interwar and post‐World War II periods. It reviews the SER's central pillars—the bilateral ... More


Reduction of Working Time and Employment

Francis Kramarz, Pierre Cahuc, Bruno Crépon, Oskar Nordstörm Skans, Thorsten Schank, Gijsbert van Lomwel, and André Zylberberg

in Working Hours and Job Sharing in the EU and USA: Are Europeans Lazy? Or Americans Crazy?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231027
eISBN:
9780191710834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231027.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the theoretical underpinnings of the effects of work-sharing on employment. The analysis proceeds as follows: Section 4.2 is devoted to an analysis of labour demand when the ... More


Personal Work Relations and Managerial Adaptability

Paul Davies and Mark Freedland

in Towards a Flexible Labour Market: Labour Legislation and Regulation since the 1990s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217878
eISBN:
9780191712326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217878.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter considers the area of personal work relations, i.e., relations between employers and workers which are not mediated through the formal institutions of workers' collective representation. ... More


Working Time Developments in Germany

Francis Kramarz, Pierre Cahuc, Bruno Crépon, Oskar Nordstörm Skans, Thorsten Schank, Gijsbert van Lomwel, and André Zylberberg

in Working Hours and Job Sharing in the EU and USA: Are Europeans Lazy? Or Americans Crazy?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231027
eISBN:
9780191710834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231027.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The length of the standard workweek has been a contentious topic in Germany over the past thirty years. In the 1980s and 1990s, trade unions reached agreements to reduce normal hours, in order to ... More


The End of Standard Working Time?

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

in Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses the significant and ongoing changes taking place in the way time is organized in large organizations. There is clear indication from management that working-time changes were ... More


Unions, Working Hours, and Absence: Sweden

Francis Kramarz, Pierre Cahuc, Bruno Crépon, Oskar Nordstörm Skans, Thorsten Schank, Gijsbert van Lomwel, and André Zylberberg

in Working Hours and Job Sharing in the EU and USA: Are Europeans Lazy? Or Americans Crazy?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231027
eISBN:
9780191710834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231027.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the impact of unions and working-time reductions in Sweden. It is shown that strong unions do not necessarily mean short weekly working hours and, specifically, strong unions do ... More


The Interventions of the Political Institutions

Phil Syrpis

in EU Intervention in Domestic Labour Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199277209
eISBN:
9780191707445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277209.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Employment Law

This chapter considers the various interventions of the political institutions in the labour law field both in their own right, and in the context of the approach of the Court (analysed in detail in ... More


Dimensions of Employment Change

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

in Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter outlines the rationale for exploring change in employment policy using the three-ring framework of analysis. It focuses on three aspects of employment where organizations play a crucial ... More


European working time directive and medical errors

F.P. Cappuccio and M.A. Miller

in Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199566594
eISBN:
9780191595066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The 1993 European Working Time Directive (EWTD) is intended to protect employees' health and safety and improve patient safety by limiting the maximum required working hours to forty-eight per week, ... More


Working time capabilities at the workplace: individual adjustment options between full-time and part-time working in European firms 1

Colette Fagan and Pierre Walthery

in Worklife Balance: The Agency and Capabilities Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681136
eISBN:
9780191767449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681136.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Fagan and Walthery use Sen’s (1999) capabilities framework to advance the debate about choice and constraint in relation to part-time work. They use a European establishment survey to identify which ... More


Family-friendly working time policy in Germany and the United Kingdom

Lisa Warth

in Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199584499
eISBN:
9780191728792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584499.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The family-friendly organization of working time—as an issue for government policy—provides an interesting platform to analyse the way governments deal with the challenge of accommodating conflicting ... More


Whatever Works: Dualization and the Service Economy in Bismarckian Welfare States

Werner Eichhorst and Paul Marx

in The Age of Dualization: The Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797899
eISBN:
9780199933488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797899.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The chapter compares employment structures in five Continental European welfare states, with a focus on private services. Despite a common trend to overcome institutional employment barriers by ... More


Making Motherhood, Careers and Flexibility Work

Zoe Young

in Women's Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529202021
eISBN:
9781529202052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202021.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter argues that balance is the seductive and coercive mantra of modern motherhood that draws professional women towards flexible working practices. It is seductive because work forms part of ... More


The agency gap: policies, norms, and working time capabilities across welfare states

Susanne Fahlén

in Worklife Balance: The Agency and Capabilities Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681136
eISBN:
9780191767449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681136.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter confronts the agency capabilities gap from two perspectives (1) Comparing policies aimed at promoting worklife balance, their implementation and outcomes, with gendered norms regarding ... More


Women's Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life

Zoe Young

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529202021
eISBN:
9781529202052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202021.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

What's it really like to be a mother with a career working flexibly? Drawing on over 100 hours of interview data, this book is the first to go inside women's work and family lives in a year of ... More


Improving working lives

Andrew Rochford

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0024
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes changes aimed at improving the working lives of doctors. The British Medical Association (BMA) negotiated a ‘New Deal’, which established a contractual limit for ... More


Insecurity and the Peripheral Workforce

Gash Vanessa and Inanc Hande

in Economic Crisis, Quality of Work, and Social Integration: The European Experience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664719
eISBN:
9780191765209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664719.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter investigates the implications of the economic crisis on the peripheral workforce with a particular interest on the extent to which non-standard workers are involuntarily employed in ... More


Longitudinal analysis and the constitution of the concept of gender

Jane Elliott

in The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the value of longitudinal data and longitudinal approaches for examining women's lives. In particular, the chapter focuses on the role of part-time work in the context of ... More


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