Is precarious employment more damaging to women's health than men's?

María Menéndez, Joan Benach, Carles Muntaner, Marcelo Amable, Patricia O'Campo

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Current global economic trends in both developed and developing countries, including unregulated labor markets, trade competition and technological change, have greatly expanded a complex labor market situation characterised by many employees working under temporary work status, job insecurity, low social protection and low income level. Although the health of women is disproportionately affected by workplace flexibility, this has been largely ignored. The main purpose of this paper is to draw attention to this relevant but neglected topic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)776-781
Number of pages6
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb


  • Flexible employment
  • Gender
  • Precarious employment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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