The many faces of part time work
For many, part time work can be the solution to the time trap. The debate often focuses on involuntary part time work and especially on women’s role. But the impact part time work has on pensions needn’t be as bad as was once thought, a new study shows. Meanwhile new kinds of part time work spring up as a result of employers’ never-ending quest for flexibility. In the UK so-called zero hour contracts are already common, where there is no set number of hours involved at all.
Dorte Nielsen (above) is a Danish preschool teacher who chose part time work in order to manage to stay in her job — but who then had to take on another job to make ends meet