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International Perspectives on Temporary Work

1st Edition

Edited by John Burgess, Julia Connell


200 pages

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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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

In an increasingly interdependent world, many of the most important issues are driven by economic forces. This series applies newly developed economic techniques to some of the most pressing contemporary problems. The aim of the series is to demonstrate the relevance of modern economic theory to the modern world economy, and to provide key reading for researchers and policy-makers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics