The Reality of Precarious Work for Young Adults

Precarious Work is defined by The Precarity Penalty (2015) as "States of employment that do not have the security or benefits enjoyed in more traditional employment relationships." Research indicated that young adults are 4.8 times more likely to experience precarious employment than other workers. The precarity index measure the following themes of employment:

  • not paid for sick days
  • not in standard employment
  • weekly income not stable
  • hours worked not stable
  • work on-call
  • no set work schedule in advance
  • paid in cash
  • temporary employment
  • no benefits
  • weak voice at work

The following infograph and images were researched and prepared by the LPRC for public use.