Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

by Leah F. Vosko
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199574812

ISBN-13: 9780199574810

Pub. Date: 02/28/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book explores the precarious margins of contemporary labor markets. Over the last few decades, there has been much discussion of a shift from full-time permanent jobs to higher levels of part-time and temporary employment and self-employment. Despite such attention, regulatory approaches have not adapted accordingly. Instead, in the absence of genuine

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Overview

This book explores the precarious margins of contemporary labor markets. Over the last few decades, there has been much discussion of a shift from full-time permanent jobs to higher levels of part-time and temporary employment and self-employment. Despite such attention, regulatory approaches have not adapted accordingly. Instead, in the absence of genuine alternatives, old regulatory models are applied to new labour market realities, leaving the most precarious forms of employment intact. The book places this disjuncture in historical context and focuses on its implications for workers most likely to be at the margins, particularly women and migrants, using illustrations from Australia, the United States, and Canada, as well as member states of the European Union.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199574810
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1 Forging a Gender Contract in Early National and International Labour Regulation 26

2 Constructing and Consolidating the Standard Employment Relationship in International Labour Regulation 51

3 The Partial Eclipse of the SER and the Dynamics of SER-Centrism in International Labour Regulations 73

4 Regulating Part-Time Employment: Equal Treatment and its Limits 95

5 Regulating Temporary Employment: Equal Treatment, Qualified 126

6 Self-Employment and the Regulation of the Employment Relationship: From Equal Treatment to Effective Protection 165

7 Alternatives to the SER 208

App. A Table of Selected International Labour Regulations, 1906-2008 230

App. B List of International Labour Conferences Observed 233

App. C List of Interviews 234

App. D Data Sources and Notes for Statistical Figures and Tables 236

Bibliography of Primary Sources 243

Bibliography of Secondary Sources 256

Index 291

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