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Temporary Employment and Social Inequality in Canada: Exploring Intersections of Gender, Race and Immigration Status

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Date

2008

Authors

Leah F Vosko and Sylvia Fuller

Abstract

Using data from the 2002–2004 waves of Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics, this article investigates the consequences of different types of temporary employment—fixed-term or contract, casual, agency and seasonal employment—for differently situated workers in Canada. Attention to intersecting social locations of gender, race and immigrant status helps capture the complex implications of temporary work for inequality. In particular, it highlights the salience of gender relations in shaping workers’ experience of insecurity in different types of temporary employment.

Journal title

Social Indicators Research

Volume

88

Issue

1

Page numbers

20

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Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers, Occupations in services - Domestic work, Other, and General relevance - all sectors

Content types

Policy analysis, Statistics on work and life conditions, and Numbers of migrant workers

Target groups

Researchers

Geographical focuses

National relevance

Spheres of activity

Sociology and Demography