The aim of this book is to examine temporary agency employment within an international setting. The various chapters examine the importance and growth of the temporary agency sector, the factors contributing to that growth, the characteristics of temporary agency workers, the jobs they perform, the conditions associated with temporary agency work and its regulation across seven countries. Temporary agency employment is placed within the context of a shift towards non-standard employment arrangements with consideration of the conceptual and measurement issues that are important when considering cross-country studies. The eight countries included in this book are the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the European Union [EU] (in general). In a broader context temporary agency work is also considered in terms of its implications for the nature of work, including remuneration and security, as a means for improving the job matching processes of the labour market and in relation to national taxation and social security systems.
|Title of host publication||International Perspectives on Temporary Work|
|Editors||John Burgess, Julia Connell|
|Number of pages||23|
|ISBN (Print)||0203579089, 9780203579084|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jun 2004|