Non-standard Employment in the Nordics – towards precarious work?

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  • Stine Rasmussen
  • Jouko Nätti
  • Trine Pernille Larsen
  • Anna Ilsøe
  • Anne Helene Garde

Abstract

This article examines non-standard employment and precariousness in four Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway). Drawing on data from the Labour Force Survey from 1995-2015, the article investigates and compares recent developments of non-standard employment in the countries and whether fixed-term contracts, temporary agency work, marginal part-time work and solo self-employment have precarious elements (income or job insecurity). We conclude that non-standard employment has remained rather stable in all four countries over time. However, although non-standard employment seems to be largely integrated in the Nordic labour markets, it still entails precarious elements in certain countries. Norway and Denmark stand out as less insecure labour markets, while Finland and Sweden have more precariousness associated with non-standard employment.
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This article examines non-standard employment and precariousness in four Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway). Drawing on data from the Labour Force Survey from 1995-2015, the article investigates and compares recent developments of non-standard employment in the countries and whether fixed-term contracts, temporary agency work, marginal part-time work and solo self-employment have precarious elements (income or job insecurity). We conclude that non-standard employment has remained rather stable in all four countries over time. However, although non-standard employment seems to be largely integrated in the Nordic labour markets, it still entails precarious elements in certain countries. Norway and Denmark stand out as less insecure labour markets, while Finland and Sweden have more precariousness associated with non-standard employment.
Bidragets oversatte titelAtypisk beskæftigelse i Norden - prekært arbejde?
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftNordic Journal of Working Life Studies
Antal sider23
ISSN2245-0157
StatusAccepteret/In press - feb. 2019
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa

    Forskningsområder

  • Atypisk arbejde, prekært arbejde, tidsbegrænset arbejde, vikararbejde, solo-selvstændige, Marginal deltid, indkomstusikkerhed, jobusikkerhed, de nordiske arbejdsmarkeder
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