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The hidden face of job insecurity

Gallie, Duncan, Felstead, Alan, Green, Francis and Inanc, Hande 2017. The hidden face of job insecurity. Work, Employment and Society 31 (1) , pp. 36-53. 10.1177/0950017015624399

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Drawing on nationally representative data for British employees, the article argues for a more comprehensive concept of job insecurity, including not only job tenure insecurity but also job status insecurity, relating to anxiety about changes to valued features of the job. It shows that job status insecurity is highly prevalent in the workforce and is associated with different individual, employment and labour market characteristics than those that affect insecurity about job loss. It is also related to different organizational contexts. However, the article also shows that the existence of effective mechanisms of employee participation can reduce both types of job insecurity.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Uncontrolled Keywords: human resource management, job insecurity, participation, technology
Additional Information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0950-0170
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 24 November 2015
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2020 13:15

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