Precarious Employment 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:
The London Poverty Research Centre @ King's hosted a community conversation about the lived experience of people in precarious employment. What came out was that the problem is more wide spread than you might imagine and it's damaging people socially, physically, and economically. People are focusing in on the issues of inequality, neoliberalism, and exploitative business models that need to be addressed.
Precarious Employment Factsheet:
Setting the Scene: Precarious Employment in London
Researchers: Joseph Michalski and Don Kerr
Presentation that includes a definition of precarious employment and the London CMA study. This presentation also shows the impacts of employment precarity by gender, finances, family quality of life and health. Setting the Scene
An Overview of Recent Demographic and Economic Trends Impacting Low Income and Social Assistance Use in London and Neighbouring CMAs in Southwestern Ontario
Researchers: Don Kerr, Tracy Smith-Carrier, Joseph Michalski and Juyan Wang
This report portrays low income, demographic, and socioeconomic trends for the Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) of London, Ontario. Using data available from various datasets provided by Statistics Canada, we seek to provide an overview of how recent demographic and economic trends have impacted the quality of life of Londoners, with a particular emphasis upon its low income residents. Demographic and Economic Trends
Is London Experiencing a "Lost Decade" for Meaningful Employment?
Principal Investigator: Dr. Don Kerr
Placing recent employment data into context: Looking at employment data from a longer term regional and demographic context.Statistics and Data: London's Lost Decade
Non-standard work and precarious employment in London Ontario
Work in progress
Principal Investigator: Dr. Don Kerr
The London Region has faced some rather challenging economic condition since the turn of the century. Impacted by broader changes in the Canadian and North American economy, local labour-market conditions appear to be in a state of transition. The issue of "job precarity" has been shaped by recent trends in terms of the supply and demand for labour. Link to research
The London Poverty Research Centre @ King's hosted a community conversation about the lived experience of people in precarious employment.
|The London Poverty Research Centre held a conference on the topic of The Future of Work: Poverty Reduction in London.
The Future of Work: Poverty Reduction in London
A basic income is a payment to eligible couples or individuals or individuals that ensures a minimum income level, regardless of employment status.
Cooperatives contribute to the sustainability and growth of the economy, reduces precarious work and can bring communities out of poverty.
Social Procurement is a method of purchasing goods and services from cooperatives and social enterprises, in an effort for government, organizations, private sector and nonprofits to use their existing purchasing power into an added value outcome. Imagine Canada says "With the intentional use of existing purchasing we are able to address issues such as poverty, housing, targeted employment and social isolation. The direct result of social procurement initiatives means many more people who experience barriers to employment are getting work."