Working at the margin: the consequences of non-standard employment

Grant number: DP160103171 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019



This project plans to use survey data tracking Australians through time to examine the impacts of non-standard employment on labour market outcomes and on their health and wellbeing. Around 40 per cent of Australian workers are in non-standard forms of employment. Such jobs are typically associated with job insecurity, unpredictable working hours, and limited opportunities for career progression, which can all negatively affect worker wellbeing and long-term employment prospects. But such jobs can also serve as a crucial entry point into the labour market, and for some workers may be a better match with personal preferences. Project results may inform current debates about the need for great..

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University of Melbourne Researchers