non-standard worker

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These terms refer to forms of employment that lack the job-stability and entitlement to fringe benefits, union membership, and the social security of full-time, stable (‘standard’) employees. Non-standard employment includes part-time work, temporary work, fixed-term contracting and subcontracting, self-employment, and homework. Non-standard forms of employment are thought to have grown in recent years with the increase in flexible production methods. See also labour-market segmentation.

Subjects: Sociology.

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