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The squeezed middleThe pressure on ordinary workers in America and Britain$
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Sophia Parker

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447308942

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447308942.001.0001

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Employment change and economic vulnerability in the us

Employment change and economic vulnerability in the us

(p.61) 2.2 Employment change and economic vulnerability in the us
The squeezed middle

Françoise Carré

James Heintz

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the rise of non-standard forms of employment since the 1980s. The authors describe how non-standard employment produces economic vulnerability in a variety of ways: low and irregular earnings, underemployment, frequent unemployment or unstable labour market participation. They note that non-standard arrangements particularly affect women workers as a whole and also disproportionately touch racial/ethnic minorities, primarily African-American workers and Hispanics. The authors emphasise the importance of a rights-based approach to employment to combat these trends.

Keywords:   Service sectors, Low pay, Work, Jobs, Insecurity, Non-standard work, Precarious work, Job quality

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