Using Working Patterns as a Basis for Differentiating Part-Time Employment
Seeking to determine which working patterns have a specific effect on part-time work, in 1998-99 France's INSEE statistical agency carried out a Timetable survey that questioned the homogeneity of this form of employment (again in terms of the working patterns upon which it is based). A neuronal method was used to classify an entire sample of part-time employees according to their weekly working patterns the end result being that part-time work was shown to be a very heterogeneous form of employment. This was not only reflected by the existence of many different groups of part-time employees, each with highly differentiated individual and professional characteristics, but also (and above all) by the diversity of their weekly working patterns.
Patrick LETRÉMY, Christèle MEILLAND, Marie COTTRELL
Kohonen Maps, Working Time, Classifications