Title

Part-Time Employment: Future Trends in Singapore

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-1993

Abstract

The growing shortage of workers in the labour force in Singapore is a well-recognized fact. The slowing population growth rate and the present policy on foreign workers is forcing various industries to resort to hiring part-time workers. Although the Singapore government has been encouraging employers to offer more part-time employment, the part-timers' share of the total workforce is still lagging behind that of many other countries. This paper, based on the statistics in the Reports on the Singapore Labour Force Survey and of the Singapore National Employers' Federation, aims to explain the demand for part-time workers and to analyse the potential and problems of the part-time workforce in Singapore. Some strategies are recommended to employers to increase part-time employment.

Keywords

Singapore, labor, employment, part-time employment

Discipline

Asian Studies | Business | Human Resources Management

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources

Volume

31

Issue

1

First Page

71

Last Page

81

ISSN

1038-4111

Identifier

10.1177/103841119303100107

Publisher

SAGE

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/103841119303100107