Job Insecurity and Work Intensification

Based on the findings of a Joseph Rowntree Report, this book by Burchell, Ladipo and Wilkinson  provides an up-to-the-minute review of current research on flexibility, job insecurity and work intensification. It examines the impact of these developments on individuals, their families, the workplace and the long-term health of the British economy, as well as providing an analysis of the impact across a wide range of other countries including the United States, France, Germany, Sweden and Japan. Key questions addressed

include:

• How are jobs more insecure?

• Does ‘just-in-time’ labour mean more flexible contracts or more flexible

workers?

• How does workplace stress affect individual health and family relationships?

• What are the business costs of stress and insecurity?

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Chosen by

Abigail Gilbert

Theme

Intensification

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