Non-Standard Employment: When Even the Elite are Precarious
Monash University - Faculty of Business and Economics
Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 276-293, September 2005
Themes of marginalisation and disadvantage dominate much of the literature on non-standard employment and the studies which underlie these themes are generally restricted to the temporary, casual and part time workforce. This paper presents results from a survey of 240 professional workers in Australia who have moved into contract employment arrangements. A key focus of the paper is the establishment of the Push/Pull Matrix, a tool which analyses individuals' movement into non-standard employment by explicitly recognising the relationship between both personal and situational factors. The survey results suggest that the themes of marginalisation and disadvantage are just as relevant to the professional contractor as they are to other forms of non-standard employment.
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Date posted: May 8, 2006
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