Precarious Work: Causes, Characteristics, Consequences

v. 31 of Research in the Sociology of Work
Forthcoming, December 2017

Edited by Arne L. Kalleberg and Steven Vallas


Precarious Work: Theory, Research, and Politics
Arne L. Kalleberg and Steven P. Vallas

Part I. Theory and Method

Precarious work, regime of competition and the case of Europe
Valeria Pulignano

Classification Struggles in Semi-Formal and Precarious Work: Lessons from Inmate Labor and Cultural Production
Michael Gibson-Light 

Non-Standard Employment and Subjective Insecurity: How Can We Capture Job Precarity Using Survey Data?
Anna Kiersztyn

Part II. Precarity in the United States

 Bad Jobs in a Troubled Economy: The Impact of the Great Recession in America’s Major Metropolitan Areas
Michael Wallace and Joonghyun Kwak

Hackathons as Co-optation Ritual: Socializing Workers and Institutionalizing Innovation in the New Economy
Sharon Zukin and Max Papadantonakis

A Racial-Gender Lens on Precarious Employment
Enobong Hannah Branch and Caroline Hanley

The Gender of Layoffs in the Oil and Gas Industry
Christine L. Williams

Part III. International Perspectives on Precarity

The Rise of Precarious Employment in Germany
David Brady and Thomas Biegert

Precarious Work in Europe: Assessing Cross-National Differences and Institutional Determinants of Work Precarity in 32 European Countries
Quan Dang Hieng Mai

Informal Employment in the Global South: Globalisation, Production Relations and ‘Precarity’
Michael Rogan, Sally Roever, Martha Alter Chen, and Francoise Carre’

Determinants of Participation in Precarious Work in India: An Empirical Analysis
Rahul Suresh Sapkal and K.R. Shyam Sundar

The Consequences of Precarity
Precarious Early Careers: Instability and Timing within Labor Market Entry
Dirk Witteveen

“Bad Jobs” for Marriage: Job Quality and the Transition to First Marriage
Sojung Lim

‘You Don’t Dare Plan Much’: Contract work and Personal Life for International Early-Career Professionals
Aliya Hamid Rao

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