Figure: The Insecure Work Index: Two decades of insecurity. Work Foundation, Lancaster University


Contractual Financial

Worker rights

Job characteristics
  • Temporary work, particularly involuntary temporary work
  • Zero-hours or on-call work
  • Part-time work, particularly involuntary part-time work
  • Low pay
  • Variable hours and pay
  • Underemployed, i.e. wanting to work more hours
  • Working a second job
  • Employment status, particularly solo self-employed
  • Access to state support
  • Access to tenure – or contribution based entitlements, i.e., sick pay, redundancy pay

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