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Leah Vosko



1998 PhD, York University; 1994 MA., Simon Fraser University; 1992 BA., Trent University


Leah F. Vosko is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Feminist Political Economy at York University. Professor Vosko is the author of Temporary Work: The Gendered Rise of a Precarious Employment Relationship (University of Toronto Press, 2000) and co-author of Self-Employed Workers Organize: Law, Policy and Unions (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005 with Cranford, Fudge, and Tucker). She is co-editor of Changing Canada: Political Economy as Transformation (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003 with Clement), Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004 with Stanford), and Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment (Routledge, 2009, with MacDonald and Campbell) as well as editor of Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006). Her writings have also appeared in venues such as Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, Industrial Relations/ Relations Industrielles, Social Indicators Research, the Cambridge Journal of Regional Economics and Economic and Industrial Democracy.
Professor Vosko’s latest book, Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment (2010) is published with Oxford University Press, UK. Since 2001, she has overseen collaborative Gender and Work Database-Comparative Perspectives on Precarious Employment Database project (GWD-CPD) involving co-investigators from across Europe and North America as well as Australia (www.genderwork.ca).
Research Interests

Comparative labour and social policy; the political economy of work; gender and work; economic restructuring; globalization




618 York Research Tower



Phone number

(416) 736-2100 ext. 33157



Economic sectors

Occupations in services - Domestic work and General relevance - all sectors

Target groups


Geographical focuses

Ontario and National relevance

Spheres of activity

Gender and sexuality studies and Education/experience recognition