Recent increases in women’s self-employment in (most) welfare states are accompanied by the expansion of women’s “atypical” or “non-standard” work (Lewis 2001). More specifically, self-employed women tend to practice part-time worksignificantly more often than men across Western, Eastern and Southern Europe (Strohmeyer & Tonoyan 2006). Against this background, an important question arises, namely why do self-employed women become increasingly engaged in part-time work, and why does the share of part-time self-employment differ across countries? To explain this, we examine individualas well as institutional factors of the self-employed women’s choice of part-time work.
Strohmeyer, Robert; Tonoyan, Vartuhi; and Leicht, Rene
"PART-TIME SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND THE RECONCILIATION OF FAMILY AND WORK: DO INSTITUTIONS MATTER? 19-COUNTRY STUDY (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 26
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol26/iss11/5