ERIC Number: ED246226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Part-Time Employment in America. Highlights of the First National Conference on Part-Time Employment.
Rothberg, Diane, Ed.
In these addresses and panel and workshop presentations, experts from business, congressional, union, academic, and nonprofit association sectors provide a look at part-time employment issues of concern to workers, employers, and public policy officials. They describe the place of part-time workers in today's labor force; the needs of older workers, women, and families for more part-time opportunities; and the response of employers and unions. The keynote address offers a profile of the part-time worker. Four presentations from a panel on the workers' mandate for part-time employment focus on the needs of older workers, the growth of the female part-time work force, a family perspective on part-time work issues, and union representation of part-time employees. The five presentations from a panel on employers' responses describe employers' views of the benefits and problems of part-time employment and offer some examples of part-time employment. The luncheon address deals with changing negative attitudes toward part-time employment. Five workshop presentations concern planning a part-time program, setting up employee benefit packages, children of working parents, working part-time after retirement, and government action to assist part-timers. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitude Change, Career Education, Employed Women, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Federal Legislation, Fringe Benefits, Individual Needs, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Negative Attitudes, Older Adults, Part Time Employment, Program Development, Unions
Association of Part-Time Professionals, P.O. Box 3419, Alexandria, VA 22302 ($19.95, plus $2.00 postage and handling; quantity price--$17.95, plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Part-Time Professionals, McLean, VA.