ERIC Number: EJ799901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
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The Extent of Economic Vulnerability in the Canadian Labour Market and Federal Jurisdiction: Is There a Role for Labour Standards?
Chaykowski, Richard P.; Slotsve, George A.
Social Indicators Research, v88 n1 p75-96 Aug 2008
This paper characterizes vulnerable workers in Canada and the federal jurisdiction, based upon characteristics such as employment status, demographic characteristics, and job characteristics, and identifies areas in which labour standards may have a role. Based on this analysis, the paper evaluates the potential for labour standards to address economic vulnerability, focusing on labour standards policies aimed at wages and benefits, hours, and employment arrangements. In addition, the analysis considers the extent to which labour standards are likely to reach vulnerable workers. The results suggest several potential roles for labour standards and highlights policy implications.
Descriptors: Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Labor Market, Foreign Countries, Labor Standards, Wages, Working Hours, Fringe Benefits
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Canada