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Lamolla, Laura; Folguera-I-Bellmunt, Conxita and Fernandez-I-Marin, Xavier (2021): Working-time preferences among women: Challenging assumptions on underemployment, work centrality and work-life balance. In: International Labour Review, Vol. 160, No. 3: pp. 431-451

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This article examines the working-time preferences of women working 20-hour weeks, on different, stable schedules, in manufacturing jobs. The authors conducted qualitative and quantitative research to identify worker profiles based on these women's working-time preferences and the reasons for them. Their findings add nuance to previous research by highlighting that: (1) some, but not all, of these employees can be considered underemployed;(2) working 20 hours a week does not equate to low work centrality and is compatible with working hours being experienced as meaningful;(3) some part-time women workers want to keep time for non-caring, non-working activities despite earning a low salary.

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