D. DRACHE, A. LEMESURIER, Y. NOISEUX
This report examines the causes as well as the symptoms of non standard employment. The four main elements of the model of non standard work are the decline of real wages, inadequate statutory protection, the weakening of labour’s institutional voice, and intense labour shedding technology, compounded by increasingly competitive labour markets. Its principal wide angled finding is that non standard employment has always been part of the labour market but now it has become a predominant feature. Of all the innovative public policy ideas surveyed, the idea of a living wage is the leading candidate to become the high standard for government and the labour movement.