1st Edition

International Perspectives on Temporary Work

ISBN 9780415655217
Published November 13, 2012 by Routledge
200 Pages

USD $59.95

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Book Description

The numbers of workers employed on a temporary basis has grown massively over the last few decades. The benefits to firms of hiring workers on a temporary basis are clear and generally can be reduced to their cheaper short term cost. The status of workers employed in this manner however means that they are less likely to receive the same rights as their permanent working colleagues. This impressive new book provides the first serious analysis of temporary work and its effect on the economy as well as its ramifications for workers.

Table of Contents

1. International Aspects of Temporary Agency Employment: An Overview   2. Cycles of Contingency: The Temporary Staffing Industry and Labour Market Adjustment in the U.S.  3. Temporary Agency Work in the EU: An Overview  4. Temporary Agency Labour in the UK  5. New Employment Patterns: Agencies and Agency Workers in the Netherlands and Denmark  6. Temporary Employment: The Situation in Canada  7. Agency Temporary Work and Government Policy in Contemporary Japan  8. Temporary Agency Work in Australia (Part I)  9. Temporary Agency Work in Australia (Part II): Motivation, Dynamics and Prospects  10. Agencies, Agency Workers and Atypical Employment in New Zealand

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John Burgess is Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Julia Connell is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of of Business at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.