This project will develop a sophisticated conceptual framework for assessing the quality of part-time employment, drawing on cross-national comparisons and using a gender systems approach.
ARC Discovery Grant
Part-time employment is an important and growing phenomenon in Australia, as is most OECD countries. While research has focused on the quantity of part-time employment, the key dimension of quality has been neglected.
The project will produce a comprehensive and practical assessment of the quality of part-time employment in Australia, including two detailed industry case studies. Finally, the project will evaluate the main policy paths for improving the quality of part-time employment.
Key RMIT researchers: Iain Campbell, Belinda Probert, Jenny Chalmers