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Precarious Work, Life-Course Outcomes, and Health

Conducted by Mikko Myrskylä; Christian Dudel, Angelo Lorenti, Jo Mhairi Hale (MPIDR / University of St Andrews, United Kingdom)

We unravel the mechanisms and trajectories through which individuals find themselves in precarious work, non-standard employment, and working poverty. Moreover, we assess how these employment arrangements give rise to, shape, and affect inequalities, particularly inequalities in health.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Economics, Employment, Retirement, Health Care, Public Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology, Life Course, Policies, Politics, Administration, Welfare State


Finnigan, R.; Hale, J. M.:
Social Forces 96:4, 1541–1568. (2018)    
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