By Leah F. Vosko,Martha MacDonald,Iain Campbell

Precarious employment offers a huge problem to the social, monetary, and political balance of labour markets in industrialized societies and there's frequent consensus that its development is contributing to a sequence of universal social inequalities, specially alongside the traces of gender and citizenship.

The editors argue that those inequalities are obtrusive on the nationwide point throughout industrialized international locations, in addition to on the neighborhood point inside federal societies, resembling Canada, Germany, the USA, and Australia and within the eu Union. This ebook brings jointly contributions addressing this factor which come with case reviews exploring the scale, nature, and dynamics of precarious employment in numerous industrialized international locations and chapters interpreting conceptual and methodological demanding situations within the examine of precarious employment in comparative viewpoint.

The assortment goals to yield new methods of realizing, conceptualizing, measuring, and responding, through public coverage and different potential – equivalent to new types of union association and group organizing at a number of scales – to the forces riding labour marketplace insecurity.

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