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Women in non-standard jobs: The public policy challenge

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Townson, Monica
government document
Publication Date: 
10 Apr 2003

Available in print for order (see SOURCE) and online for download.


This report looks at how non-standard work has developed in recent years, using existing data to document the extent of non-standard employment over time and paying special attention to differences between women and men. It also makes use of some longitudinal data to paint a picture of women engaged in this type of work throughout their lifetimes, and draws attention to the shortage of information that makes it difficult for policymakers to develop effective policies to accommodate women in this type of employment.