Back-to-Front Down-Under? Part-Time/Full-Time Wage Differentials in Australia

Alison Booth, Margaret Wood

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    We investigate part-time full-time hourly wage gaps using panel data from the first four waves of the new Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey. We find that, once unobserved individual heterogeneity has been taken into account, part-time men and women typically earn an hourly pay premium. This premium varies with casual employment status, but is always positive. We advance some hypotheses as to why there is a part-time pay advantage in Australia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)114-135
    JournalIndustrial Relations: a journal of economy and society
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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