Taking into account inter-dependence within the family, we investigate the relationship between part-time work and happiness.We use panel data from the new Household, Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia Survey.Our analysis indicates that part-time women are more satisfied with working hours than full-time women. Partnered women's life satisfaction is increased if their partners work full-time.Male partners' life satisfaction is unaffected by their partners' market hours but is increased if they themselves are working full-time.This finding is consistent with the gender identity hypothesis of Akerlof and Kranton (2000).
|Place of Publication||Tilburg|
|Number of pages||48|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Name||CentER Discussion Paper|
- parttime workers
- gender differences
- gender identity