The aim of the research project is to analyze all types of factors influencing the implementation of flexible working arrangements in the Czech Republic. In the analysis we research the flexible working arrangements in the international comparative perspective. We have chosen 5 European countries (France, Netherlands, Slovenia, Denmark and Sweden) with long lasting tradition of part time employment to analyze their specific experience and the relevant policy measures. Consequently we aim to compare the typical features of part-time employment and flexible working policies in the selected countries with the specific situation in the Czech Republic. On the basis of the findings, we will propose policy measures which would lead to better availability of the flexible working arrangements, above all part-time work, same as better conditions for the ones in flexible contracts, in the Czech Republic.
Publikace vydané v rámci projektu (celkem 2, zobrazeno 1 - 2)
The findings reveal the ambivalent nature of part-time work in the Czech Republic. On one hand, part-time contracts are used in terms of positive flexibility – as a tool for women to combine working life with care for small children. On the other hand, the results show, that part-time work is predominant among groups marginalized in the labour and these jobs are therefore associated with lower level of security and higher risk of poverty.