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ResPecTMe: Resolving Precariousness and Advancing the Theory and Measurement of Precariousness across the paid/unpaid work continuum

Against the background of a broader effort to reconceptualize and overcome the division between paid and unpaid work, whose lines are increasingly blurred by deregulatory interventions in labour markets, the research aims at shedding light on the variation of workers’ subjective experience of precariousness according to their social positioning along multiple lines. To fully catch the complexity of individual social locations, the inquiry will adopt an intersectional theoretical framework that will allow to explore each individual experience of precariousness as the result of interlocking modes of domination that range from economic status to ethnicity, from gender to education. The research will investigate three fields of precarious work, namely care work, creative work and platform work, as to strike the right balance between different labour market sectors and provide an encompassing account on the subject.

Date:7 Oct 2019 →  Today
Keywords:Precarious work
Disciplines:Public policy, European union politics, Migration, Sociology of work
Project type:PhD project