Journal article

Trends in the prevalence of non-standard employment in Australia

Inga Lass, Mark Wooden

Journal of Industrial Relations | SAGE Publications | Published : 2020

Abstract

This article provides an overview of the measurement of, and trends in, the prevalence of non-standard employment in Australia. Using the most recent data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey (2001–2017), the share of non-standard employment in total employment is estimated to have been 54.9% in 2001. In the most recent data (for 2017) the share is only slightly higher – 55.6%. Still, the intervening period was marked by significant changes, with the share of non-standard workers declining until 2008, and increasing again since then. Within the broad group of non-standard employment, the prevalence of individual employment types has developed in different direct..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported under the Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme (project #DP160103171).