The Shadow Workforce: Perspectives on Contingent Work in the United States, Japan, and Europe

Title

The Shadow Workforce: Perspectives on Contingent Work in the United States, Japan, and Europe

Year

2006

DOI

10.17848/9781429454889

Abstract

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of nonstandard employment and its impact on employees, businesses, unions, and public policy. It not only reveals how nonstandard employment operates in the United States, Japan, and Europe, it also highlights the important similarities and differences in the labor market issues faced in those areas.

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Download 1. Introduction (357 KB)

Contents

  1. Introduction / Sandra E. Gleason
  2. Operationalizing the Shadow Workforce: Toward an Understanding of the Participants in Nonstandard Employment Relationships / Courtney von Hippel, Venkat Bendapudi, Judith Tansky, David B. Greenberger, Stephen L. Mangum, and Robert L. Heneman
  3. Employer Perspectives: Competing through a Flexible Workforce / Douglas J. Miller and Jay B. Barney
  4. Union Responses to the Challenges of Contingent Work Arrangements / M. Catherine Lundy, Karen Roberts, and Douglas Becker
  5. No Safe Harbor: A Review of Significant Laws Affecting Contingent Workers / Thomas A. Coens and Alvin L. Storrs
  6. Public Policy and Contingent Workers / Jeffrey B. Wenger
  7. Japan's Growing Shadow Workforce / Cynthia Ozeki and Akira Wakisaka
  8. Employment Policies and Labor Union Activities for Part-Time Workers and Dispatched Workers in Japan / Kazunari Honda
  9. Temporary Agency Work in Europe / François Michon
  10. Where Do We Go from Here? / Sandra E. Gleason

ISBN

9780880992886 (pbk.) ; 9780880992893 (cloth) ; 9781429454889 (ebook)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Employment relationships; Nonstandard work arrangements

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Citation

Gleason, Sandra E., ed. 2006. The Shadow Workforce: Perspectives on Contingent Work in the United States, Japan, and Europe. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9781429454889