Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment by Leah F. Vosko | 9780199574810 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
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

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.

Managing the Margins provides a rigorous analysis of national and international regulatory approaches, drawing on original and extensive qualitative and quantitative material. It innovates by analyzing the historical and contemporary interplay of employment norms, gender relations, and citizenship boundaries.

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

Introduction
1. The Male Breadwinner/Female Caregiver Gender Contract in Early National and International Labour Regulation
2. The Construction and Consolidation of the Standard Employment Relationship in International Labour Regulation
3. The Partial Eclipse of the SER and the Dynamics of SER-Centrism in International Labour Regulations
4. Regulating Part-time Employment: Equal Treatment and its Limits
5. Regulating Temporary Employment: Equal Treatment, Qualified
6. Self-Employment and the Regulation of the Employment Relationship: From Equal Treatment to Effective Protection
7. Alternatives to the SER
Appendices and Bibliographies

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