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This book probes national and international regulatory responses to the much-discussed shift from full-time permanent jobs towards part-time, temporary and self-employment. It analyzes their implications for workers most often precariously employed, particularly women and migrants, using illustrations from Australia, the US, Canada, and EU members.…mehr

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This book probes national and international regulatory responses to the much-discussed shift from full-time permanent jobs towards part-time, temporary and self-employment. It analyzes their implications for workers most often precariously employed, particularly women and migrants, using illustrations from Australia, the US, Canada, and EU members.
Autorenporträt
Leah F. Vosko is Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Feminist Political Economy at York University, where she teaches comparative political economy, public policy, and women and politics. She is the author of Temporary Work: The Gendered Rise of a Precarious Employment Relationship (University of Toronto Press, 2000), editor of Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada, and co-author of Self-Employed Workers Organize: Law, Policy and Unions (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006 and 2005 respecitvely). She is currently overseeing a multi-year collaborative international research project on comparative perspectives on precarious employment, the Comparative Perspectives Database (CPD), linked to the Gender and Work Database (GWD) project (www.genderwork.ca).