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Managing the MarginsGender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment$
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Leah F. Vosko

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199574810

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.001.0001

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Regulating Part‐Time Employment: Equal Treatment and its Limits

Regulating Part‐Time Employment: Equal Treatment and its Limits

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(p.95) 4 Regulating Part‐Time Employment: Equal Treatment and its Limits
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Managing the Margins
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Leah F. Vosko (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.003.0005

This chapter explores contemporary regulatory responses to challenges to the temporal boundaries of the SER and their associated precariousness, typified by the 1994 ILO Convention on Part‐Time Work, which subscribes to equal treatment. To analyse the logic of this regulation, it considers the nature and significance of part‐time employment in Australia, where it is highly prevalent and also deeply gendered. However, it is the composition of part‐time employment that most distinguishes this national case: a relatively small proportion of part‐time workers are permanent employees. Rather, many part‐time workers are employed either on a casual or fixed‐term basis or are self‐employed. Even among all part‐time employees, most are casual—many of whom are women. The Australian case illustrates the implications of SER‐centric responses to precariousness amongst part‐time workers that chiefly address the situation of permanent part‐time wage‐earners, while leaving the situation of their casual counterparts intact.

Keywords:   Australia, casual employment, ILO Convention on Part‐Time Work, part‐time employment, standardized working time, women

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