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

Soc Sci Med. 2007 Feb;64(4):776-81. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.10.035. Epub 2006 Nov 30.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Economic Competition
  • Employment*
  • Female
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Internationality
  • Male