Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment by Leah F. Vosko

Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

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This book explores the precarious margins of contemporary labour markets. Over the last few decades, there has been much discussion of a shift from full-time permanent jobs to higher levels of part-time and temporary employment and self-employment. Despite such attention, regulatory approacheshave not adapted accordingly. Instead, in the absence of genuine alternatives, old regulatory models are applied to new labour market realities, leaving the most precarious forms of employment intact. The book places this disjuncture in historical context and focuses on its implications for thosemost likely to be at the margins, particularly women and migrant workers. Managing the Margins provides a rigorous analysis drawing on original qualitative and quantitative material. It innovates by analyzing the historical and contemporary interplay of employment norms, gender relations, and citizenship boundaries.

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Leah F. Vosko is Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Feminist Political Economy at York University, where she teaches comparative political economy, public policy, and women and politics. She is the author of Temporary Work: The Gendered Rise of a Precarious Employment Relationship (University of Toronto Press,...
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Title:Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious EmploymentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:April 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. The Male Breadwinner/Female Caregiver Gender Contract in Early National and International Labour Regulation2. The Construction and Consolidation of the Standard Employment Relationship in International Labour Regulation3. The Partial Eclipse of the SER and the Dynamics of SER-Centrism in International Labour Regulations4. Regulating Part-time Employment: Equal Treatment and its Limits5. Regulating Temporary Employment: Equal Treatment, Qualified6. Self-Employment and the Regulation of the Employment Relationship: From Equal Treatment to Effective Protection7. Alternatives to the SERAppendices and Bibliographies