Pathways from casual employment to economic security: The Australian experience

John Burgess, Iain Campbell, Robyn May

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Casual employment is extensive and has been increasing for more than two decades in Australia. The concept of casual employment used in the Australian context is unusual, but it is directly linked to benefit and rights exclusion within the regulatory framework governing employment. The expansion in casual employment has spread across all sectors, industries and occupations. Casual employment is associated with various forms of insecurity including income and employment insecurity. There are a number of ways in which the insecurity associated with casual employment could be reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-178
Number of pages18
JournalSocial Indicators Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Australia
  • Casual employment
  • Contingent labour
  • Employment insecurity
  • Labour regulation


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