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Living with uncertain work

Living with uncertain work

Heyes, Jason, Moore, Sian, Newsome, Kirsty and Tomlinson, Mark (2018) Living with uncertain work. Industrial Relations Journal, 49 (5-6). pp. 420-437. ISSN 0019-8692 (Print), 1468-2338 (Online) (doi:

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This article examines the different forms of uncertainty that workers in precarious jobs experience on a day‐to‐day basis. The article highlights the various ways in which uncertainty at work spills over into workers' lives away from the workplace and provides a representative and up‐to‐date comparison of the experiences of workers in permanent, fixed‐term and casual forms of employment. The article achieves its objectives through a mixed‐methods research design comprising an analysis of data from the Understanding Society survey and interviews with workers in the retail, higher education, logistics and social care sectors.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: Special Issue on Matthew Taylor's Report on Modern Working Practices
Uncontrolled Keywords: ‘flexible’ labour market, employment practices
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2020 01:38

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