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Precarious Employment: Towards an Improved Understanding of Labour Market Insecurity

Document type Book chapter
Series Editor Vosko, Leah F.
Editor Vosko, Leah F.
Author Vosko, Leah F.
Book Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada
Publisher McGill-Queen's University Press; Montreal
Date 2006
ISBN 0-7735-2961-6 0-7735-2962-4
Pages 3-39


This chapter initiates the conversation between theory, method, evidence, and practice that is the focus of this book. It conceptualizes precarious employment, probes its dynamics in Canada, and identified avenues for fostering understanding in the service of positive social change by way of several linked arguments set in the three major sections that follow. --Author's introduction