This book offers a comparative exploration of the various disadvantages experienced by a category of atypical workers compared to standard employees, in the UK and Italy, and considers whether and how the differences can be attributed to contrasting institutional settings and political economies.
Bertolini explores the lived experience of these workers, and demonstrates how institutional variables interact in complex ways with individual socio-demographic characteristics as well as the broader socio-economic context to shape individual disadvantages and engender different experiences of precariousness.
Temporary Agency Workers in Italy and the UK will be of interest to students and scholars of political economy, sociology of work, welfare studies, labour market policy, and industrial relations.
Alessio Bertolini is Research Associate in the School of Law at the University of Glasgow, UK.
1. Introduction.- 2. Analysing Atypical Workers' Disadvantages in a Comparative Perspective.- 3. Temporary Agency Work and Employment Precariousness.- 4. Temporary Agency Work and Work Precariousness.- 5. Temporary Agency Work and Income Precariousness.- 6. Conclusions.