Silver lining: is now the opportunity to change the standing of part-time work?
We know that the 'miracle' of the UK labour market reflects trends that most of us are not happy with: people are working for lower wages and in greater insecurity. On top of this, they are working fewer hours, so incomes are dropping, and people's uncertainty about their employment depresses their wellbeing. The table below, from Craig Holmes' contribution to a most interesting set of papers from the Policy Network, shows that 'self-employment' has grown considerably faster for men than women, and we know that this often disguises un- or under-employment. We also know that underemployment generally is growing, where women and men want to longer hours but can't…Read More