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More younger men work part time

Monday 21 January 2013

The percentage of men with a part-time job in the Netherlands has risen from 12% in 2001 to 17% last year, according to new figures from the national statistics office CBS.

Some 46% of men aged 25 and under now work part time, compared with 30% 11 years ago. The CBS does not give an explanation for the rise.
Despite an increase in part-time jobs, some 83% of the four million men in the Dutch workforce have a job of at least 35 hours a week, the CBS said.

Only around 18% of Dutch women work more than 35 hours a week.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Dear CBS,

Perhaps the figures reflect the trend that by only offering part time employment on a given position, hiring companies avoid a multitude of expenses/benefits associated with full time employment? Some opt for the time flexibility sure, but think it more that this is what's available out there at the moment.

By Artemis | 21 January 2013 4:07 PM

The gov is not capable of providing good employment environment. All the monies invested in education and infrastruture is useless if the employment environment cannot reap it.

By ufo | 22 January 2013 9:35 AM

It's known as 'job sharing', something that 3rd world countries practice as their wages are so disgustingly low, bravo to our brave young men, now go and buy a house!

By The visitor | 22 January 2013 9:56 PM

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