ERIC Number: EJ799631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
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Temporary Employment and Social Inequality in Canada: Exploring Intersections of Gender, Race and Immigration Status
Fuller, Sylvia; Vosko, Leah F.
Social Indicators Research, v88 n1 p31-50 Aug 2008
Using data from the 2002-2004 waves of Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics, this article investigates the consequences of different types of temporary employment--fixed-term or contract, casual, agency and seasonal employment--for differently situated workers in Canada. Attention to intersecting social locations of gender, race and immigrant status helps capture the complex implications of temporary work for inequality. In particular, it highlights the salience of gender relations in shaping workers' experience of insecurity in different types of temporary employment.
Descriptors: Temporary Employment, Seasonal Employment, Foreign Countries, Immigration, Surveys, Income, Race, Gender Differences, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Social Indicators, Security (Psychology), Social Differences
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Identifiers - Location: Canada