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"Employment precariousness" in a European cross-national perspective. A sociological review of thirty years of research /

by Barbier, Jean-Claude.

Publisher: Paris, France Universit de Paris. Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 2011Description: PDF, 38 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "halshs-00654370, version 1 - 21 Dec 2011" Includes Bibliography p.35.Summary: From the paper: "What has been analysed in France mainly under the term ?pr carit de l?emploi? over the past 30 years was mostly dealt with differently in other countries (atypical, non-standard employment). Research on these issues dates back to the 1970s in sociology and institutional economics. More recently some political scientists have endeavoured to link up the labour market theme with developments in systems of social protection and they are talking about ?dualism? and ?dualization?. Despite the constant intellectual investment put into the topic, it is striking that indicators for comparative measurement of the phenomenon have remained rather unsophisticated, as the basic opposition between what Eurostat names ?temporary contracts? and ?open-ended contracts?. On the other hand, because of the spreading of the effects of work and employment flexibilisation into new countries, new categories are appearing since the early 2000s". ; This paper sociologically overviews, with a linguistic and semantic focus the meanings, social construction and usage of terms used in different countries and languages around concepts of precariousness, atypicality, non-standardness or marginality in employment.Availability: (1)

Are short-lived jobs stepping stones to long-lasting jobs? /

by Cockx, Bart L. W | Institute for the Study of Labor | Picchio, Matteo.

Publisher: Munich, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This paper assesses whether short-lived jobs (lasting one quarter or less and involuntarily ending in unemployment) are stepping stones to long-lasting jobs (enduring one year or more) for Belgian long-term unemployed school-leavers. We proceed in two steps. First, we estimate labour market trajectories in a multi-spell duration model that incorporates lagged duration and lagged occurrence dependence. Second, in a simulation we find that (fe)male school-leavers accepting a short-lived job are, within two years, 13.4 (9.5) percentage points more likely to find a long-lasting job than in the counterfactual in which they reject short-lived jobs.Availability: (1)

Beyond the fragments? : the experiences of a community based labour hire firm in achieving flexibility with fairness for low paid casual workers. /

by Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and raining.

Publisher: Ultimo, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 1999Description: 52 p.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dsf.org.au/papers/54.htm' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:39:35 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: No items available

Blue collared : the shrinking world of work in Tasmania /

by Madden, Kelly | Anglicare Tasmania.

Publisher: Hobart, Tas. Anglicare Tasmania 2003Description: 95 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2003 Summary: The qualitative component of this research indicates that unemployed people had a strong preference for permanent employment, placing a very high value on the paid entitlements and sense of security. Many of the participants had extensive experience of casual work but this had not led to more permanent employment. This research indicates that the distinct categories of ‘unemployed’ and ‘casual worker’ which emerge from static accounts of the labour market would be much more accurately conceptualised as a cycle, with a sub-group of people moving between casual work and unemployment on a very regular basis.Availability: (1)

Boon or bane? : others' unemployment, well-being and job insecurity /

by Clark, Andrew E | Institute for the Study of Labor | Knabe, Andreas | R tzel, Steffen.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The social norm of unemployment suggests that aggregate unemployment reduces the well-being of the employed, but has a far smaller effect on the unemployed. We use German panel data to reproduce this standard result, but then suggest that the appropriate distinction may not be between employment and unemployment, but rather between higher and lower levels of labour-market security, at least for men. Men with good job prospects, both employed and unemployed, are strongly negatively affected by regional unemployment. However, insecure employed men and poor-prospect unemployed men are less negatively, or even positively, affected. There is however no clear relationship for women. We analyse labour-market inequality and unemployment hysteresis in the light of our results.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Casual employment : trends and characteristics. /

by Kryger, Tony.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Parliamentary Library 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Casual employment, job-seekers and labour-market flows. /

by De Ruyter, Alex.

Publisher: 1999Description: p. 165-176.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B9659 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Casual labour : a stepping stone to something better or part of an underclass? /

by Richardson, David | Australia Institute.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. The Australia Institute 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This paper responds to the invitation by the Brian Howe inquiry set up to examine insecure work. The consultation document makes it clear that the casualisation of the workforce is a consequence of the increasing flexibility built into the labour market at the initiative of employers/business and the general predisposition for deregulation among policy-makers.Availability: (1)

Casualisation and outsourcing : trends and implications for work-related training. /

by Vandenheuval, Adriana | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Wooden, Mark.

Publisher: Leabrook, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 1999Description: 49 p.Notes: June 1999 Includes bibliographical references (p. 46-48)Availability: No items available

Contented workers in inferior jobs? : reassessing casual employment in Australia. /

by Watson, Ian.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training. University of Sydney 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: [electronic resource]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Decent sustainable work for all in a global economy : submission to the Independent Inquiry into Insecure Work in Australia /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011 Bibliography : p. 37-40Summary: A comprehensive reform agenda can deliver growth for Australia through a more productive and engaged labour force which better meets employer needs; increased participation and advancement in paid work for all workers; and reduced levels of social exclusion. This is sustainable growth with inclusion. The growth of casual, contract and insecure work is one outcome of long-run trends in the Australian economy. But it is not the only outcome. Our assessment shows that the labour market is also characterised by stubborn levels of workforce underutilisation, and significant levels of marginal attachment and exclusion from paid work. These trends are not short-term or cyclic effects of economic downturns such as the current GFC. Thirty years ago, the underemployment rate was only 2.6%. The present underutilisation rate (12.6%) of the labour force represents over 1.5 million Australians of working age. In addition, there are over 800,000 Australians with a disability - many of whom with the right form of assistance could gain paid employment.Availability: (1)

Do non-standard working hours cause negative health effects ? : some evidence from panel data. /

by Ulker, Aydogan.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://cepr.anu.edu.au/pdf/DP518.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:25:21 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

European Company Survey 2009 : part-time work in Europe /

by Eszter, Sandor | European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and orking Conditions.

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 45-46 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Non-standard employment and, more particularly, part-time work has been increasing worldwide for the past two decades. This trend has been especially strong in Europe, where the issue of different working time arrangements is an important part of the discussion among policymakers and social partners, and something which the European Union (EU) has promoted to increase flexibility for workers and employers. However, part-time work is spread very unevenly across Member States, reflecting differences in legislation, infrastructure and cultural conventions. This report uses data from the fourth European Working Conditions Survey and the second Company Survey. An executive summary is available.Availability: (1)

Insecure work, anxious lives : the growing crisis of insecure work in Australia /

by Australian Council of Trade Unions.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council of Trade Unions 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2011 Bibliography : p. 22Summary: Australia has experienced strong and sustained economic growth for most of the last three decades. Our economy continues to perform relatively strongly, especially when compared to many other developed nations. At the same time, the Fair Work Act has restored many rights at work and is promoting fairer and more productive workplaces. But not all Australians are sharing in the benefits of our national economic prosperity. Profits as a share of national income are at a record levels, while the wages share is at a 40-year low. Australian unions are deeply concerned that growing numbers of workers are engaged in work that is unpredictable, uncertain and that undermines what ordinary Australians need to feel secure in their lives and their communities. Casual jobs, short term contracts and other insecure forms of work are on the rise. Secure jobs are getting harder and harder to find.Availability: (1)

It's not my problem : the growth of non-standard work and its impact on vocational education and training in Australia. /

by Hall, Richard | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Bretherton, Tanya | Buchanan, John.

Publisher: Leabrook, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2000Description: viii, 62 p. ; + computer disk.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 59-62) Disk contains appendix.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Non-standard employment in Australia and New Zealand. /

by Teicher, Julian, (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. National Key Centre in Industrial Relations, Monash University 1996Description: 143 p. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-143)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Preferred vs actual working hours in couple households . /

by Tseng, Yi-Ping | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Wooden, Mark.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. University of Melbourne. Faculty of Economics and Commerce. 2005; Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Securing quality employment : policy options for casual and part-time workers in Australia. /

by Pocock, Barbara | Buchanan, John | Campbell, Iain.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Chifley Research Centre 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.chifley.org.au/publications/secure_employment_final.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:20:18 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Australian labour market and unemployment in 2004 . /

by Lewis, Philip.

Publisher: Perth, W.A. Centre for Labour Market Research. University of Western Australia 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.cbs.curtin.edu.au/files/04_6.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:28 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The diversity of staff casual contract employment. /

by Murtough, Greg | Waite, Matthew.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AusInfo 2001Description: xix, 35 + appendices.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2000 Includes bibliographical references Cat no. 0019328.Availability: (1)

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