Non-Standard Employment in Europe: Paradigms, Prevalence and by Max Koch, Martin Fritz

By Max Koch, Martin Fritz

Postwar employment criteria are being undermined and 'non-standard' employment is turning into extra universal. whereas students have pointed to destructive effects of this improvement, this quantity additionally discusses the proof for a brand new and socially inclusive eu employment regular.

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Based on these empirical results, he discusses the impact of different policy constellations on the spread of poverty among temporary workers and identifies best practices in the EU member states for reducing the poverty risk for their temporary workforce. Chapter 12 by Martin Fritz empirically investigates the links between the prevalence, type and composition of NSE and anomie in twenty EU member states. Are solidarity and trust necessarily undermined when standard employment diminishes? Do inequality and economic insecurity increase?

His anachronistic use is however striking: as far as he is concerned, ‘precarity’ already existed in Marx’s and Durkheim’s time. Similarly, more and more authors used the term précarité in French as an almost eternal state. 8 Regulating non-standard employment, the tentative framework of ‘quality’ for policies In contrast to and as an antonym for the various notions of NSE, preferences emerged for the use of the concept of quality in the following years. Since the first introduction of ‘quality indicators’ at the EU Laeken Summit in 2001, a new way of thinking was introduced, and an important body of economic literature was produced.

During the second term of the Labour government, however, a wider recognition emerged as to the situation of certain groups on the UK labour market in terms of their rights, their working conditions, the nature of some forms of employment, for example ‘zero-hour contracts’ or casual and contingent labour, especially in the service sector. The new developments originated from domestic British evolutions: changing choices made by unions, modified collective perceptions of the realities of the labour market among workers, employees, academics and journalists.

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