Non-standard employment around the world: understanding challenges, shaping prospects


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International Labour Office (ILO)


Non-standard employment, including temporary work, part-time work, temporary agency work and other multi-party employment arrangements, disguised employment relationships and dependent self-employment, has become a contemporary feature of labour markets the world over. This report documents the incidence and trends of non-standard employment across different countries of the world and explores the reasons behind this phenomenon, including increased firm competition, shifting organizational practices of firms, and changes and gaps in the regulation of work. It assesses the implications...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Labour market; Outcomes; Governance; Policy

Keywords: Trend; Employment security; Employment practice; Employment pattern; Part time employment; Temporary employment; Casual employment; Informal sector; Contract labour; Conditions of employment; Working conditions; Regulation; Legal aspect; Labour relations; Agency role; Policy implications; Recommendations

Published: Geneva, Switzerland: ILO, 2016

Physical description: xxv, 374 p.

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ISBN: 9789221303855 (print); 9789221303862 (online)

Resource type: Report

Rights: Publications of the International Labour Office enjoy copyright under Protocol 2 of the Universal Copyright Convention. Nevertheless, short excerpts from them may be reproduced without authorization, on condition that the source is indicated.

Document number: TD/TNC 126.528

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