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Gender and the contours of precarious employment

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331.4 VOSg
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Length:
xii, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Publisher:
London, U.K. : Routledge
Year:
2009
ISBN-ISSN:
9780415494540
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Books
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Abstract:
Precarious employment presents a monumental challenge to the social, economic, and political stability of labour markets in industrialized societies and there is widespread consensus that its growth is contributing to a series of common social inequalities, especially along the lines of gender and citizenship.

The editors argue that these inequalities are evident at the national level across industrialized countries, as well as at the regional level within federal societies, such as Canada, Germany, the United States, and Australia and in the European Union. This book brings together contributions addressing this issue which include case studies exploring the size, nature, and dynamics of precarious employment in different industrialized countries and chapters examining conceptual and methodological challenges in the study of precarious employment in comparative perspective.

Content includes: Introduction : gender and the concept of precarious employment -- Canada : gendered precariousness and social reproduction -- The United States : different sources of precariousness in a mosaic of employment arrangements -- Australia : casual employment, part-time employment and the resilience of the male-breadwinner model -- Japan : the reproductive bargain and the making of precarious employment -- Ireland : precarious employment in the context of the European employment strategy -- The United Kingdom : from flexible employment to vulnerable workers -- The Netherlands : precarious employment in a context of flexicurity -- France : precariousness, gender, and the challenges for labour market policy -- Spain : continuity and change in precarious employment -- Germany : precarious employment and the rise of mini-jobs -- Sweden : precarious work and precarious unemployment -- Spatial dimensions of gendered precariousness: challenges for comparative analysis -- Investigating longitudinal dimensions of precarious employment : conceptual and practical issues -- Precarious lives in the new economy : comparative intersectional analysis -- Precarious employment in the health care sector.
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