The number of men in part-time work in the UK is increasing says Jonathan Athow, Director General for Economic Statistics at the ONS.
He tells Radio Five live’s Wake up to Money programme that over the past decade there has been a 40% increase in the number of males working part-time.
“It is a noticeable change,” he says. “The number of women working part time has fallen.”
It means 2.2m men now work part-time, and 6.3m women.
The increase in men working part-time tends to be at the executive and managerial level, while the decrease in women is down to men taking up more of the household and child-rearing burden.
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