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Table 5 Share of employed individuals (aged 25 to 64) working part-time and reasons for working part-time in 2011 (in %)

From: The German labor market after the Great Recession: successful reforms and future challenges

  Germany EU-27
Total Men Women Total Men Women
Part-time1 26.3 8.1 47.4 17.7 6.6 30.9
Reasons for working part-time
 Undergoing education or training 4.6 15.1 2.8 3.1 7.1 2.1
 Looking after children or incapacitated adults 24.7 4 28.3 26.4 5.3 31.6
 Other family or personal reasons 26.4 7.6 29.5 17.4 10 19.2
Involuntary part-time employment2 17.1 32.5 14.5 25.8 39.7 22.4
  1. Source: EU-LFS 2011.
  2. Notes: 1 According to the ILO, a part-time worker is “an employed person whose normal hours of work are less than those of comparable full-time workers” (Eurostat, 2008).
  3. 2 As percentage of the total part-time employment.