Journal article

Factors Associated with Casual Employment: Evidence from the AWIRS

Mark Wooden, Anne Hawke

The Economic and Labour Relations Review | SAGE Publications | Published : 1998


This article uses data from the Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Surveys conducted in 1989/90 and 1995 to examine the related questions of: (i) what are the characteristics of workers who accept casual employment; and (ii) what types of workplaces and firms are most likely to employ workers on a casual basis. The evidence presented suggests that while supply-side characteristics are not unimportant, demand-side factors appear to provide more likely explanations for changes in the overall level of casual employment.

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