Patchy progress? Two decades of research on precariousness and precarious work in Australia

Campbell, I and Burgess, J 2018, 'Patchy progress? Two decades of research on precariousness and precarious work in Australia', Labour and Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 48-67.


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Title Patchy progress? Two decades of research on precariousness and precarious work in Australia
Author(s) Campbell, I
Burgess, J
Year 2018
Journal name Labour and Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work
Volume number 28
Issue number 1
Start page 48
End page 67
Total pages 20
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Precariousness, together with its cognate terms (e.g. precarity, precarious work, precarious workers, the precariat and precarious life), has become a significant theme in employment relations research in recent years. This paper reviews important aspects of the discussion, taking its starting point from an article in Labour and Industry which introduced the concept and sketched out a proposed research agenda for examining poor job quality in Australia. The current paper identifies patchy progress in knowledge concerning the core issues. Casual employment has been one area of successful inquiry, but challenges remain in connection with analysis of precariousness in permanent employment. At the same time, understanding of precariousness has moved into new channels of inquiry that were uncharted in the 1998 article and offer great promise for further research.
Subject Human Resources Management
DOI - identifier 10.1080/10301763.2018.1427424
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ISSN 1030-1763
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