Working Without Commitments : The Health Effects of Precarious Employment

Book Cover Working Without Commitments : The Health Effects of Precarious Employment

Description

Working Without Commitments offers a new understanding of the social and health impacts of this change in the modern workplace, where outsourcing, limited term contracts, and the elimination of pensions and health benefits have become the new standard. Using information from interviews and surveys with workers in less permanent employment, the authors show how precarious employment affects the health of workers, labour productivity, and the sustainability of the traditional family model. A timely and relevant work for uncertain economic times, Working Without Commitments provides helpful information for understanding the present workplace and securing better futures for today's workforce.

Details

Author(s)
Wayne Lewchuk, Marlea Clarke, Alice De Wolff
Format
Paperback | 344 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
Publication date
17 Jan 2011
Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Publication City/Country
Montreal, Canada
Language
English
ISBN10
0773538283
ISBN13
9780773538283
Bestsellers rank
1,510,876