About this book

Introduction

In recent years there has been a significant growth in flexible or 'non-standard' forms of employment. Within a conceptual framework that focuses on the nature of employment relationships, the book explores the spatial and temporal connections between work and non-work and the development of flexible labour within a global arena. In addition, it considers the circumstances which have given rise to a variety of 'non-standard' forms, including the impact of deregulation, government policies, unemployment, globalisation, employer strategies and trade union responses. Providing an international and comparative focus, it offers an up-to-date and detailed account of an increasingly common form of work.

Keywords

employment employment relations gender globalization labor market Nation nature organization production unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan Felstead
    • 1
  • Nick Jewson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-27396-6
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-72999-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-27396-6
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