Precarious Work in Ireland: Evidence of a structural change

This NERI inbrief looks at trends in indicators of precarious employment and suggests that recent improvements may belie hidden precarity.

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Nugent, Pembroke & Taft (2019) provide evidence of growth in various indicators of precarious employment in Ireland over recent years. This inBrief presents evidence that the share of full-time permanent jobs has fallen for younger workers, that part-time work (both permanent and temporary) is more common in new employment and that part-time work and temporary employment have become ‘more precarious’. Transitioning from part-time or temporary work to full-time or permanent work is much less likely in Ireland than in comparable EU member states.

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