Job Security, Financial Security and Worker Well‐Being: New Evidence on the Effects of Flexible Employment

18 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2013

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Colin P. Green

Department of Economics

Gareth Leeves

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 2013

Abstract

This paper uses panel data drawn from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey to provide new evidence of the links between unemployment, wages, job security, financial security and workers' well‐being for workers in flexible employment. Our findings indicate that workers in flexible employment encounter more unemployment and experience increased job insecurity; unemployment is associated with wage penalties. Lower wages, job insecurity and financial insecurity affect well‐being. However, these negative outcomes are mitigated by longer job tenure. Our results have implications for moves towards a flexicurity model of employment.

Suggested Citation

Green, Colin P. and Leeves, Gareth, Job Security, Financial Security and Worker Well‐Being: New Evidence on the Effects of Flexible Employment (May 2013). Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 60, Issue 2, pp. 121-138, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2228545 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sjpe.12005

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Gareth Leeves

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