8Voice and its implications for employment quality in temporary agency work in Sweden and Belgium

Kristina Håkansson, Valeria Pulignano, Tommy Isidorsson and Nadja Doerf inger

Introduction

This edited volume discusses job quality in the era of flexibility. Temporary agency work (TAW) can be seen as the exponent of flexibility in today’s working life. It provides flexibility for employers while offering some stability to the agency workers through a sequence of different (short-term) assignments, not necessarily with the same client organization. Current research has critically shed light on the insecurity characterizing temporary agency work, which is considered as likely to entrap individuals in precarious work conditions (Standing, 2011; ...

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