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The future for youth employment and the rise of ‘precarious’ work

by on August 29, 2013

There’s been plenty in the news over the summer about youth (un)employment. Discussion about whether the Government Youth Contract scheme is working, an announcement of a new framework for delivering traineeships and most recently one academic has warned that young people may never enter the labour market on the same terms as their parents.

As reported here in The Herald Professor Andy Furlong of Glasgow University suggests that the rise of ‘precarious work’ could be here to stay and that part-time and zero-hours contracts may become a permanent feature of the employment market. He argues that the trend towards non-standrad contracts predates the recession.

All part of the changing concept of work that we have blogged about before?

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