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Underemployment in Australia: a panel investigation

Kler, Parvinder; Potia, Azhar Hussain; Shankar, Sriram


This 2001–2013 panel study finds 33% of part-time employees to be underemployed, disproportionately affecting males, immigrants, youth, the blue-collared and new to our study, those on casual contracts. Within the underemployed sample, we report that the gap between preferred and actual hours (working hour tension) also varies by personal and labour characteristics, largely consistent with that found for the determinants of underemployment. The continued growth of part-time employment and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Economics Letters
DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2017.1290770


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