International Perspectives on Temporary Work
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.
‘This volume presents an insightful review of the research into this growing area of the international economy. As a collection, this book represents an excellent overview and introduction to the use of temporary work across the world … [it] admirably provides a broad overview of the current state of play.’ – Labour and Industry