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Title: Female and older workers in part-time employment in Singapore
Authors: Goh, Yee Leng
Kok, Pei Kee
Tan, Joanne Siu Huang
Keywords: DRNTU::Business::Management::Personnel management
Issue Date: 1994
Abstract: In 1992, part-time employment in Singapore constituted only 2.2% of the total workforce (Singapore Labour Force Survey, 1992). This is considerably low as compared to other countries like Norway and Britain that have 25.6% and 24.7% of part-time employment in the workforce, respectively (The Straits Times, 1989). Besides lagging behind other countries in tapping part-timers, Singapore also under-utilises them to resolve the labour shortage problem. Female and older workers are the two largest groups of part-timers in Singapore. This study attempts to highlight the problems encountered by female and older workers in the labour force (e.. work family conflict). Part-time employment is suggested as an alternative work arrangement to help female and older workers reduce their problems. Furthermore, it is suggested that the government and unions can promote the use of part-timers in companies through the provision of incentives, training and development, child-care facilities, etc.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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