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Full-time job plus part-time job most satisfactory combination
In two thirds of couples, both partners held a paid job in 2007. Among couples with children, the most common combination turned out to be a full-time job plus a part-time job.
The Netherlands has highest rate of part-timers in Europe
The Netherlands has the highest rate of part-timers within the European Union (EU). This applies to both genders.
Further increase mothers working in large part-time jobs
The percentage of mothers working in part-time jobs increased further in 2008. Last year, nearly six in ten women with underage children worked on a part-time basis.
Mothers continue to work part-time when their children grow older
After the birth of their first child, most mothers continueworking, preferably part-time. As their children grow older, mothers rarely start working longer hours.
Part-time work force grows faster than full-time work force
In the second quarter of 2008, the employed labour force included 7.4 million persons. Employment has risen continually since the fourth quarter of 2005. The part-time labour force is growing far...
One-and-a-half -income earners disinclined to change working hours
Couples where the man works full-time and the woman part-time are the least inclined to change their working hours.
More women part-time employed
Nearly 3.3 million women were working twelve hours a week or more last year, an increase by more than 460 thousand relative to 2002.
Dutch use childcare more than other EU countries
Three-quarters of Dutch children below the age of 3 was in childcare in 2014, the highest share of all EU countries.
More women employed
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the number of working women has risen more rapidly over the past decade than the number of working men. In the second quarter of 2015, the employed labour...
More male part-timers
The number of male part-timers is growing. Early 2001, 12 percent of men were working on a part-time basis, versus 17 percent in the third quarter of 2012.
Slight job loss
In the third quarter of 2010 there were 17 thousand fewer jobs of employees than in the same quarter of 2009. Employment is gradually declining less.
Male part-timers more often than women decide to increase their working hours
Nearly one in twelve people in work would like to increase their working hours. Male part-timers more often want to increase their working hours than women and they appear to be more successful in...
Childcare no longer stands in the way of mothers who want to work
One in five mothers who do not work or who have a part-time job want to work for more hours a week. Their reason for not doing so is hardly ever a shortage of suitable childcare.
Part-timers less satisfied with working hours than full-timers
In 2008, the large majority of workers in the Netherlands, nearly 86 percent, were satisfied with their working hours.
Men and full-timers most likely to work overtime
Just over one in three employees regularly work overtime. More men and full-time workers work overtime than women and part-time workers.
Equal wages for equal jobs? Jobs and wages in the public and private sectors, 2010 (Dutch only)
This report describes jobs, wages and wage gaps in the public and private sectors in the Netherlands in 2010. Commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.
More than half of Dutch people work full-time
In 2019, just over half of the Dutch working population had a working week of 35 hours or more. Approximately 8 percent worked more than 40 hours per week on average.
Fewer jobs lost
The number of jobs of employees was 147 thousand lower in the fourth quarter of 2009 than one year previously, a decrease by 1.8 percent. In the third quarter of last year, 139 thousand jobs were...
Marginal recovery job growth
In the third quarter of 2010, the number of jobs of employees was 13 thousand down on the same quarter of 2009. Employment decline is gradually slowing down.