The Discrepancy between Actual and Preferred Work and Working Hours: Proposing a Triple-A Approach to Understand Employment and Time Constraints in the "Rush Hour" and "Autumn" of Working Life

Barbara Haas, Michaela Kobler-Weiß, Adila Sahbegovic

Publikation: Beitrag in Buch/KonferenzbandBeitrag in Sammelwerk


Do women and men have the opportunity to fulfil their working time preferences in different national contexts? The answers will help explain the discrepancy between actual and desired labour force participation and the respective working hours. Underemployment is defined as working fewer hours than preferred or having no job at all. Overemployment, on the other hand, reflects either working too many hours or having a job even if one would prefer to work fewer hours or not being employed at all (anymore).
The novelty of this chapter is the synthesis of findings on the causes of underemployment and overemployment for the early and late stages of employment. The Triple-A approach reflects the interplay of availability, affordability and attractiveness of work and working time. The aim is to conceptualise how cross-national differences in employment and policy frameworks shape opportunities and needs, which also vary by gender, household and social stratification.
Titel des SammelwerksWell-being and Extended Working Life
Untertitel des SammelwerksA Gender Perspective
ISBN (elektronisch)9781003145325
ISBN (Print)9780367702649
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2022