International trends in insecure work: a report for the Trades Union Congress

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Author: Hudson-Sharp, Nathan; Runge, Johnny


An increase in insecure forms of work has been identified in most European countries. Arrangements such as fixed-term contracts, temporary working and employment via agencies have proliferated, arguably undermining 'standard' employment relationships and the securities they offer. However, while there is widespread agreement on the international expansion of insecure forms of work, the drivers and subsequent nature of that insecurity are thought to be highly variable. Drawing upon European Labour Force Survey data, this report adopts a case study approach to provide an account of some of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment

Keywords: Trend; Data analysis; Case study; Employment security; Employment pattern; Temporary employment; Contract labour; Self employment

Geographic subjects: Europe; Great Britain; Denmark; Germany; France; Netherlands; Italy; Spain

Published: London, England: National Institute of Economic and Social Research, 2017

Physical description: 72 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 133.792

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