Part-Time Work

Part-Time Work

Compiled by Sandee Tisdale

Topic Page Advisor:
Chris Tilly, Ph.D.

Statutes by Theme: Part-Time Work (2009)

The Work and Family Statutes by Theme are presented primarily for state policy makers to help provide an overview of the laws that have been passed in various states that are relevant to work and family issues.

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A Sloan Network Fact Sheet on Part-Time Work (2009)

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has prepared Fact Sheets which provide statistical answers to some important questions about work-family and work/life issues.

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Policy Briefing Series (PBS), 2009, Issue 19 - Opportunities for Policy Leadership on the Impact of the Recession on Work and Family

By Julie Weber, JD, Mary Curlew, LICSW

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has created a series of publications called, the Policy Briefing Series.  These publications provide state legislators and their staff with answers to questions about specific work-family issues, such as, “How does afterschool care affect my constituents?” and “What can be done about telework?” This publication is mailed to legislators across the United States.

Download Issue 19 in this series, entitled "The Impact of the Recession on Work and Family":

Policy Mini-Brief Series, 2009, Issue 06 - Part-Time Work

By Andrew Kang, JD and Julie Weber, JD

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has created a series of publications called the Policy Mini-Brief Series.  These publications are shorter, complimentary briefs to the Policy Briefing Series, providing state legislators and their staff with a one page summary of work-family policy issues.

Download Issue 6 in this series, entitled "Part-Time Work":

Effective Workplace Series (EWS), 2008, Issue 12: Part-Time Work

By: Judi Casey, MSW

The Effective Workplace Series (EWS) provides a summary of the Sloan Network's topic pages.

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From 1997 to 2007, Fewer Mothers Prefer Full-time Work (2007)

Pew Research Center. (2007). From 1997 to 2007 Fewer Mothers Prefer Full-time Work. Pew Research Center, a Social & Demographic Trends Report.  Washington, DC: Author.

“In the span of the past decade, full-time work outside the home has lost some of its appeal to mothers. This trend holds both for mothers who have such jobs and those who don't.” This report also describes how part time work is increasingly becoming the preferred option for working mothers, at-home mothers, and those who already work part time.

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Part-Time Work (2007)

McNamara, T. with Dobbs, J., Healey, P., Kane, K. & Mak, D. (2007). Part-time work. Fact Sheet 10. Retrieved August 17, 2007, from the Center on Aging and Work/Workplace Flexibility web site:

Committing to Part-Timers (2007)

Grensing-Pophal, L. (2007). Committing to part-timers. HR Magazine, Employment & Staffing Special Report, 52(4), 84-88.

“The article reports on the part-time employees of Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU), located in Marlborough, Massachusetts. According to the author, DCU has learned that its methods of recruiting, scheduling and treating part-timers are crucial for attracting good candidates and making part-timers come back. Human resources manager Cindy Romano stated that the company's success with its part-time workforce stems from two corporate traits, one of which is providing competitive benefits package.”

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Working Part Time after Tenure (2004)

Lobel, S. (2004). Working part time after tenure. Academe, 90(6). Retrieved November 9, 2006, from

Shanon Lobel of the Albers School of Business and Economics at
Seattle University discusses negotiating a part time contract as a tenured full professor.

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