SOC101Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Unemployment Benefits, Flextime, Job Sharing

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Published on 24 Jun 2012
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UTSG
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Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
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Lecture 3 Readings
HOURS OF WORK AND ALTERNATIVE WORK ARRANGEMENTS
-hours in the manufacturing sector in canada was reduced due to union pressures and
the introduction of new manufacturing technologies.
-from 64 hours to 36 hours a week
-canadians spend less time at work now compared a century ago
-interests in alternative work schedules are
-teleworking, working at home or in a remote site, often using computer tech-
nologies
-flextime, choosing the time to start and stop work
-job sharing have been receiving more attention in the past decade.
-these work options can help mothers with work and child care
-drawback of these is that they have low job security, benefits and satisfy-
ing networks with co-workers.
VARIETIES OF NONSTANDARD WORK
-part-time work is the most common type of nonstandard work
-but the number of multiple-job holders are also been increasing.
-also the own-account self-employed has also been increasing.
-temporary (contract/contingent) work has also became more widespread.
-some workers may choose nonstandard work by personal preference, but for many,
such choices are a response to a difficult labour market.
PART-TIME WORK
-part time work has been increasing.
-work that is a MAIN job for some people but they work less than 30 hours are
also considered as part time work.
-women 25+ have been increasingly involved in part time work.
-some people are forced into part time work as they can’t find a full time job.
TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT AND PART YEAR WORK
-temporary workers were in seasonal jobs
-young workers are heavily over-represented in temporary jobs.
-this type of work, we know considerably less about.
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Hours in the manufacturing sector in canada was reduced due to union pressures and the introduction of new manufacturing technologies. From 64 hours to 36 hours a week. Canadians spend less time at work now compared a century ago interests in alternative work schedules are. Teleworking, working at home or in a remote site, often using computer tech- nologies. Flextime, choosing the time to start and stop work. Job sharing have been receiving more attention in the past decade. These work options can help mothers with work and child care. Drawback of these is that they have low job security, benefits and satisfy- ing networks with co-workers. Part-time work is the most common type of nonstandard work. But the number of multiple-job holders are also been increasing. Also the own-account self-employed has also been increasing. Temporary (contract/contingent) work has also became more widespread.

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