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Effets du temps partiel sur la conciliation des temps sociaux des aidants

Abstract : Informal caregivers in employment have considerable difficulty reconciling their social times because of their multiple responsibilities (family, parental, domestic, professional and caregiver), and may then reduce their work to part-time. To cast light on the potential effects of part-time work on the reconciliation of social times, we compare the situation of informal caregivers in full-time and in part-time employment, using the propensity score matching method. This makes it possible to control for the heterogeneity of observable variables taking into account the determinants of recourse to part-time work. Part-time employment may be a deliberate choice and thus reflect specific caregiving preferences and behaviours. Accordingly, we also control for unobservable variables relating to the propensity to be a caregiver. The results show that, other things being equal, a shift to part-time work contributes to increasing time devoted to caregiving more than proportionately to the reduction in time worked; the increased caregiving time contributes to explain the greater probability of caregivers in part-time employment reporting a reduction in social relations and caregiving-related psychological problems.
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Anais Cheneau. Effets du temps partiel sur la conciliation des temps sociaux des aidants. Economie et Prévision, Minefi - Direction de la prévision, 2019, pp.65-89. ⟨halshs-02972066⟩



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