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Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Leah F. Vosko

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574810
eISBN:
9780191722080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, HRM / IR

This book seeks to understand the precarious margins of late‐capitalist labour markets. Its point of departure is the prevailing view that the full‐time continuous job or the standard employment ... More


Nonstandard, Mismatched, and Precarious Work

David S. Pedulla

in Making the Cut: Hiring Decisions, Bias, and the Consequences of Nonstandard, Mismatched, and Precarious Employment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691175102
eISBN:
9780691200071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175102.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter considers what nonstandard, mismatched, and precarious employment can entail and details the changing nature of the broader economy. There is a growing emphasis on the institutional ... More


The Age of Increased Precarious Employment: Origins and Implications

Wayne Lewchuk

in Working in the Context of Austerity: Challenges and Struggles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529208672
eISBN:
9781529208719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529208672.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter explores why employment rules and norms took the form they did, the prevalence of precarious employment in the labour market today, and the social implications of the era of Increased ... More


Labor Force Insecurity and U.S. Work Attitudes, 1970s–2006

Arne L. Kalleberg and Peter V. Marsden

in Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter considers subjective well-being at work—both perceived security and job satisfaction. Recent changes in U.S. economic organization have made employment more precarious. Jobs are viewed ... More


Precarious employment and EU employment regulation

Julia S. O'Connor

in Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312741
eISBN:
9781447312857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

One of the differences between the unemployment in the recessions of the 1980s and now is that there was a much clearer distinction then between being ‘in’ and ‘out’ of work. Julia S. O’Connor's ... More


Disrupted labour markets: Health opportunities for some, health risks for others

Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert

in Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198835356
eISBN:
9780191872952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835356.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The search for employment is one of the major drivers behind migration. Globalization processes have had profound impacts on the world’s labour markets, creating opportunities for some (through ... More


Extended working life, gender and precarious work in Ireland

Áine Ní Léime, Nata Duvvury, and Caroline Finn

in Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life: Cross-National Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447325116
eISBN:
9781447325161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325116.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses extended working life policies in Ireland from a critical gender and life course perspective. It provides a contextualised discussion of the current nature of women's ... More


The Limits of Voluntary Employer Action for Improving Low-Level Jobs

Susan J. Lambert

in Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199988488
eISBN:
9780190218249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988488.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

The practices employers use to contain labor costs in low-level hourly jobs fuel economic insecurity and income inequality. Because labor costs in hourly jobs are mostly variable, not fixed, ... More


Precarious Employment in the Public Sector: How Neoliberal Practices Preceded Ideology

Michal Tabibian-Mizrahi

Michael Shalev (ed.)

in Neoliberalism as a State Project: Changing the Political Economy of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793021
eISBN:
9780191834769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793021.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This case study of precarious employment in public hospitals shows that the adoption of neoliberal practices was a gradual process whose roots can be traced to earlier decades. Innovative and even ... More


Counting the uncounted: contestations over casualisation data in Australian universities

Nour Dados, James Goodman, and Keiko Yasukawa

in Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447348214
eISBN:
9781447348269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348214.003.0026
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Recently, insecure work in universities in many countries has grown exponentially, alongside the rapid marketization of higher education. Reflecting the neoliberal ideal of a flexible workforce, ... More


Social innovation and employment

Simone Baglioni and Stephen Sinclair

in Social Innovation and Social Policy: Theory, Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447320104
eISBN:
9781447320128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447320104.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses examples of social innovations which address unemployment: an issue of long-standing concern for many governments and an area of considerable policy activity. The chapter ... More


Privatizing the sacrifice: individualized funding, austerity and precarity in the voluntary sector in Australia and Scotland

Donna Baines, Ian Cunningham, Philip James, and Chandrima Roy

in The Changing Politics and Policy of Austerity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781447359517
eISBN:
9781447359548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447359517.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explores austerity in relation to two major pieces of social policy recently introduced in Australia and Scotland, namely the National Disabilities Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and ... More


France: Rising Precariousness Supported by the Welfare State

Philippe Askenazy and Bruno Palier

in Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Rich Countries: Shared Challenges and Contrasting Fortunes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198807032
eISBN:
9780191844829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807032.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter describes France as apparently one of the few rich countries to have avoided a significant increase in income inequality in recent decades. However, stable average inequalities mask an ... More


Introduction

Bryan Evans, Dieter Plehwe, and Stephen McBride

in The Changing Politics and Policy of Austerity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781447359517
eISBN:
9781447359548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447359517.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The chapter introduces the book and each of the chapters.


‘Choice’ and ‘fairness’: the hollow core in industrial relations policy

John Buchanan and Damian Oliver

in Australian public policy: Progressive ideas in the neo-liberal ascendency

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447312673
eISBN:
9781447312703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312673.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter charts the evolution of industrial relations (IR) policy in Australia. It argues the Industrial Relations Reform Act introduced by the Keating Labor Government in 1993 marked the turning ... More


The Changing Politics and Policy of Austerity

Stephen McBride, Bryan Evans, and Dieter Plehwe (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781447359517
eISBN:
9781447359548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447359517.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This collection of original essays explores the myriad expressions of austerity since the 2008 financial crisis. Case studies drawn from Canada, Australia and the European Union provide extensive ... More


Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects

Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198835356
eISBN:
9780191872952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835356.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book explores globalization as a ‘determinant’ of social determinants of health within and between nations. Although not a new a phenomenon, globalization has undergone dramatic shifts since the ... More


Reducing the burden: international struggles against illegitimate debt

Christoph Sorg

in The Changing Politics and Policy of Austerity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781447359517
eISBN:
9781447359548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447359517.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Austerity measures have faced one of the biggest and most dynamic waves of protest in recent decades. While a pluralism of issues converged in the occupied squares of 2011, such as stagnating wages, ... More


Conclusion

Stephen McBride, Dieter Plehwe, and Bryan Evans

in The Changing Politics and Policy of Austerity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781447359517
eISBN:
9781447359548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447359517.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Concluding remarks.


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