The Insecure Workforce

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Specific issues consideredThe Insecure Workforceinclude:

* labor markets and the growth of insecure work

* the management of insecure work

* trade unions and the representation of insecure workers

* job insecurity and personal well-being


insecurity and consumption * insecurity and political behavior.

This book will be of interest to students and academics working within the disciplines of management, industrial relations, sociology and economics, who are concerned with employment and labor market change.

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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
The contributors
1 The insecurity thesis 1
2 Insecurity and the flexible workforce: measuring the ill-defined 25
3 Heaven knows I'm miserable now: job insecurity in the British labour market 39
4 Redundancy and the paradox of job insecurity 57
5 Employment insecurity in the public services 78
6 Gendered employment insecurity? 112
7 Management and the insecure workforce: the search for a new psychological contract 140
8 Trade unions and the insecure workforce 155
9 Job insecurity, psychological well-being and family life 181
10 Insecurity and housing consumption 210
Index 227
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