Part-Time Employment in Lithuania and Other EU Countries: Trends and Key Issues

Boguslavas Gruževskis, Rasa Zabarauskaitė

Abstract


Economic globalization and development of information technology has had a significant impact on the utilisation of labour resources as well as on organization of work in many countries over the past decade. To balance the needs of production and labour resources, in the ninth decade of the 20th century, many countries have introduced flexible forms of employment. Part-time employment is the most widely used flexible form of employment in many countries across the world. However, there are large differences existing in EU countries in terms of development of part-time employment, which requires a particular investigation. On the other hand, apart from benefits part-time employment entails some drawbacks. The article aims at objectively assessing key advantages and disadvantages of part-time employment as well as analysing the dynamics of part-time employment in Lithuania and other EU countries. The article analyses key factors influencing part-time employment, while putting a special focus on the regulation of part-time employment in Lithuania and the dynamics of part-time employment in some of the EU countries.

Keywords


part-time employment; flexible forms of employment; working time

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13165/VPA-13-12-4-02

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