Is precarious employment more damaging to women's health than men's?

María Menéndez, Joan Benach, Carles Muntaner, Marcelo Amable, Patricia O'Campo

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Abstract

Current global economic trends in both developed and developing countries, including unregulated labor markets, trade competition and technological change, have greatly expanded a complex labor market situation characterised by many employees working under temporary work status, job insecurity, low social protection and low income level. Although the health of women is disproportionately affected by workplace flexibility, this has been largely ignored. The main purpose of this paper is to draw attention to this relevant but neglected topic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)776-781
Number of pages6
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Social Psychology
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Is precarious employment more damaging to women's health than men's? / Menéndez, María; Benach, Joan; Muntaner, Carles; Amable, Marcelo; O'Campo, Patricia.

In: Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 64, No. 4, 01.02.2007, p. 776-781.

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Menéndez, M, Benach, J, Muntaner, C, Amable, M & O'Campo, P 2007, 'Is precarious employment more damaging to women's health than men's?', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 776-781. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.10.035
Menéndez, María ; Benach, Joan ; Muntaner, Carles ; Amable, Marcelo ; O'Campo, Patricia. / Is precarious employment more damaging to women's health than men's?. In: Social Science and Medicine. 2007 ; Vol. 64, No. 4. pp. 776-781.
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