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Zero hour contracts as a source of job insecurity amongst low paid hourly workers

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This report demonstrates that 'zero hours' contracts can be problematic for reasons which have not received enough attention. Moreover, other mechanisms which induce variability in hours and schedules, in order to achieve employer induced flexible scheduling, are equally problematic. Therefore, the public discussion of zero hours contracts must be broadened out to consider problems resultant from wider instances of unpredictable scheduling. Zero hours contracts and other mechanisms of schedul...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
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Individual in the Labour Market Research Group, Cambridge University Publisher's website
Publication date:
2014-03-20
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uuid:f115e386-543b-4608-b818-0f3c1dcd4dc4
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629064
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