NIKK has been commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers to implement the project Part-Time Work in the Nordic Region. The project consists of two parts. The first part has mapped part-time work and economic distribution. The results were presented at a Nordic conference 22 October in Stockholm.
In 2014, the project will investigate the underlying reasons why it is more common with part-time work among women than among men. A group of researchers are coordinated by Cathrine Egeland, researcher at the The Work Research Institute in Norway.
The results will be presented at a conference in Reykjavik, 12 November 2014, during the Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The following day is a Nordic conference on equal pay organized in the same place. By participating in both conferences it is possible to get a broad overview of the challenges to achieve gender equality in the labour market in the Nordic region.
Bosse Parbring is in charge of the project Part-Time Work in the Nordic Region.