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Oñati international series in law and society.
"Globalisation, the shift from manufacturing to services as a source of employment, and the spread of information-based systems and technologies have given birth to a new economy, which emphasises flexibility in the labour market and in employment relations. These changes have led to the erosion of the standard (industrial) employment relationship and an increase in precarious work - work which is poorly paid and insecure. Women perform a disproportionate amount of precarious work. This collection of original essays by leading scholars on labour law and women's work explores the relationship between precarious work and gender, and evaluates the extent to which the growth and spread of precarious work challenges traditional norms of labour law and conventional forms of legal regulation. The book provides a comparative perspective by furnishing case studies from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Quebec, Sweden, the UK, and the US, as well as the international and supranational context through essays that focus on the IMF, the ILO, and the EU. Common themes and concepts thread throughout the essays, which grapple with the legal and public policy challenges posed by women's precarious work."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
A series published for the Oñati Institute for the Sociology of Law.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
pt. 1. Introduction pt. 2. Supranational norms and discourses about precarious work pt. 3. Working time and precarious work pt. 4. A matter of status? Protecting precarious workers pt. 5. Old laws/new workers pt. 6. The challenge of flexibility.