Global precarious employment and health inequalities: working conditions, social class, or precariat?

Emprego precário no mundo e desigualdades em saúde: condições de trabalho, classe social ou precariado?

Empleo global precario e inequidades en salud: ¿condiciones laborales, clase social, o "precariado"?

Carles Muntaner About the author

Abstract:

Changes in employment conditions since the 1980s have been referred to as precarious employment, and terms like flexible, atypical, temporary, part-time, contract, self-employed, irregular, or non-standard employment have also been used. In this essay I review some of the current critiques to the precarious employment construct and advance some potential solutions for its use in epidemiology and public health.

Keywords:
Occupational Health; Working Conditions; Social Class

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