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The Taylor Review and the Zero-hours Contract

Mark Freedland 24th July 2017

In this note, I take a very brief look at the ‘Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices’ (‘TR’), concentrating on its main proposal regarding zero-hours contracting and using that as a focal point upon which to centre a view of this policy document as a whole.  Presented as an ‘independent review of employment practices’ led […]

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The Difficult Road Ahead: Overcoming the Stratified Home-based Care Regime in Latin America

Fernando Filgueira and Juliana Martínez Franzoni 12th July 2017

Between 1990 and 2013 female labour participation in Latin American went from being 14 percentage points below to 4 percentage points above the global average. Today, 7 of every 10 women between 25 and 44 years of age are part of the labour force. Meanwhile, hours of unpaid domestic work and care among men remained […]

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A ‘state-generated’ maid? – care workers in the South Korea

Aelim Yun 15th May 2017

Although jobs of ‘formal’ caregivers have been created by laws and Government intervention, their wages are set to the level of legal minimum wages in South Korea. Gender and age have frequently become the agenda which justifies precarious employment as a norm. As more women across the globe have participated in the labour market in […]

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Rights for Victims of Domestic Violence: Offering Security Through Workplace Protection in Australia

Ludo McFerran 10th May 2017

How can domestic violence spill over into the workplace? Most Australian women who report experiencing domestic violence are employed. It is important for those affected by domestic violence to know that they will be supported at their workplace, and to know what form that support will take. In many countries, protection for workers affected by […]

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