Policy on Precarious Work

policyHeidi Gottfried of the Department of Sociology, Wayne State University reviews (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1233990) Policy Responses to Precarious Work in Asia.

Edited by Hsing-Huang Michael Hsiao, Arne L. Kalleberg and Kevin Hewison, the book is published in Taiwan by Academia Sinica.

The publication of book is, Gottfried states, “at a propitious time, coinciding with another wave of marketisation and work transformation…”. The collection of case studies and a theoretical introduction “brings together area specialists who deftly document the widening gulf between good jobs that once generated relatively stable incomes and provided social protections, and bad jobs characterised by insecurity and uncertainty in countries across East and Southeast Asia.”

Gottfried states that the “book makes a timely contribution to our understanding of a fundamental shift in how we work and in the risks engendered by changing employment relations currently underway.”

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