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Contingent Work

  • By: Arne L. Kalleberg
  • In: Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Vicki Smith
  • Subject:Organizational Psychology, Sociology of Work (general), Organizational Theory

Contingent work refers to employment relations that are conditional on employers' needs for workers. The use of contingent work provides employers with flexibility, while workers are disposable and their employment is uncertain, unstable, insecure, and risky. These work ...

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