ERIC Number: ED423407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Working Hours and Wishes Concerning Working Hours among Women in Western and Eastern Germany. Results of an Empirical Study from 1995. IAB Labour Market Research Topics No. 27.
The actual and desired working hours of women in western and eastern Germany were examined by surveying a random sample of 6,742 western and eastern German women aged 18-65 years. Of the women interviewed, 1,800 from western Germany and 1,341 from eastern Germany were in dependent employment. An overall response rate of 52.8% was achieved. Eighty-four percent of respondents in full-time employment in the West and 85% in full-time employment in the East were satisfied with their working hours. Only 16% and 15% of women employed full-time in the West and East, respectively, desired to work fewer hours. Of the women in part-time employment in the West, 27% considered themselves underemployed, 11% considered themselves "overemployed," and 62% were satisfied with the hours they worked. Of the women in part-time employment in the East, 55% considered themselves underemployed, 5% considered themselves "overemployed," and 40% were satisfied with the hours they worked. In the West, 58% of women who were not working were satisfied with their situation and 42% wanted to work. In the East, on the other hand, 80% of those who were not working wanted to work and only 20% were content not working. (Twenty-one tables/figures and 24 references are included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Employed Women, Employee Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Flexible Working Hours, Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Occupational Aspiration, Part Time Employment, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Underemployment, Unemployment, Work Attitudes, Working Hours
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Employment Research, Nurenberg (Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Germany