Job Insecurity and Work Intensification

Job Insecurity and Work Intensification

Paperback Routledge Studies in Employment Relations

Edited by Brendan Burchell, Edited by David Ladipo, Edited by Frank Wilkinson

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 230mm x 14mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415236533
  • ISBN 13: 9780415236539

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Based on findings of the recently published Joseph Rowntree Report, this book 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 an analysis of the impact across a wide range of OECD 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? * Does job insecurity entail a 'new flexible morality'? * How does workplace stress affect individual health and family relationships? Timely and thought-provoking, it is essential reading for all those involved in the fields of employment relations, HRM and the sociology of work.

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"In an up to date review of current research on flexibility, job insecurity, and more intense work, contributors examine the impact of these developments on individuals, their families and workplaces, and the long term health of the economy."-Business Horizons Sept-Oct 2002