Casual employment in Australia: The influence of employment contract on financial well-being

Buchler, Sandra, Haynes, Michele and Baxter, Janeen (2009) Casual employment in Australia: The influence of employment contract on financial well-being. Journal of Sociology, 45 3: 271-289.


Author Buchler, Sandra
Haynes, Michele
Baxter, Janeen
Title Casual employment in Australia: The influence of employment contract on financial well-being
Journal name Journal of Sociology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-7833
Publication date 2009-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1440783309335648
Volume 45
Issue 3
Start page 271
End page 289
Total pages 19
Editor Andrew Bennett
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
140211 Labour Economics
970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Abstract This article uses data from Wave 1 of the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) 2001 survey to examine whether there is a difference in financial well-being between casual and permanent employees. The study examines two measures of financial difficulty and one measure of financial satisfaction and finds that casual employees fare worse than permanent employees on all three measures. The results indicate that casual employees are less likely to afford basic costs of living, such as bills and mortgage/rent, and have higher levels of financial difficulty as well as lower levels of financial satisfaction. The article concludes that casual employment imposes significant financial strains on employees
Keyword Casual employment
Financial difficulty
Financial satisfaction
Non-standard employment
Well-being
Income
Economic condition
Employment
Contracts
Demographic factors
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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