Can "flexicurity" policies protect workers from the adverse health consequences of temporary employment?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Faraz Vahid Shahidi
University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health; S. Leonard Syme Fellow, Institute for Work & Health

"Flexicurity" policies represent a relatively novel approach to the regulation of work and welfare that aims to combine labour market flexibility with social security. Advocates of this approach argue that, by striking the right balance between these two components, such policies can protect workers from the adverse health and social consequences of flexible employment. In this plenary, Faraz Vahid Shahidi presents his study, which uses data from the European Social Survey to test the theory of flexicurity, with a focus on health inequalities between temporary workers and their permanent counterparts.

Can "flexicurity" policies protect workers from health consequences? (Nov 17, 2015)