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ERIC Number: EJ799627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
From Casual Work to Economic Security; the Paradoxical Case of Self-Employment
Tremblay, Diane-Gabrielle
Social Indicators Research, v88 n1 p115-130 Aug 2008
The term "casual work" is not well defined in the literature and can include a diversity of types of employment. In this paper, we first present an introduction and definition of concepts related to job security and economic insecurity. Second, a view on the main labour market transformations, their causes and impacts, with more accent on self-employment. We will then reflect on policy issues and on how social policies can impact on job security, and this is where we will introduce the new Quebec parental leave regime, which is a welcome effort to alleviate insecurity and economic difficulty for self-employed parents, taking gender into account. We will conclude by considerations on the importance of economic security and the policies which could support this, in a context where many stress the fact that "boundaryless" or "nomadic" careers are the way of the future and that workers should simply adapt to this new context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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