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Guy Standing

Full Name: Guy Standing
Number of Works: 28
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ISBN: 1849663513, 9781849663519
Keywords: class, dangerous, new, precariat
Pages: 192
Published: 2011

<DIV>Neo-liberal policies and institutional changes have produced a huge and growing number of people with sufficiently common experiences to be called an emerging class. In this book Guy Standing introduces what he calls the Precariat - a growing number of people across the world living and working precariously, usually in a series of short-term jobs, without recourse to stable occupational identities, stable social protection or protective regulations relevant to them. They include migrant workers, but also locals. Standing argues that this class of people could produce new instabiliti
ISBN: 1849663521, 9781849663526
Keywords: class, dangerous, new, precariat
Pages: 192
Published: 2011

<DIV>Neo-liberal policies and institutional changes have produced a huge and growing number of people with sufficiently common experiences to be called an emerging class. In this book Guy Standing introduces what he calls the Precariat - a growing number of people across the world living and working precariously, usually in a series of short-term jobs, without recourse to stable occupational identities, stable social protection or protective regulations relevant to them. They include migrant workers, but also locals. Standing argues that this class of people could produce new instabiliti
ISBN: 1858660432, 9781858660431
Keywords: protection, destitution, europe, eastern, wages, central, minimum
Pages: 192
Published: 1996

Since the late 1980s, incomes have fallen sharply in most countries of Central and Eastern Europe, while unemployment and poverty rates have risen dramatically. In most countries during that period, the statutory minimum wage has been supposed to be an anchor of the social protection system and the wage structure, protecting the low-paid and those dependent on state benefits. Unfortunately for those affected, the level of the minimum wage has been allowed to drop to well below the "poverty level" and has ceased to protect anyone. This book considers the evidence and the implications
ISBN: 1919713867, 9781919713861
Keywords: africa, south, grant, income, basic
Pages: 152
Published: 2004

Providing a critical analysis of the feasibility and impact of a universal basic income grant for South Africans, which has been discussed extensively in parliament and the media for the past two years, this book assesses how comprehensive social security reform, including a universal grant, will impact inequality in the country and promote economic growth and employment. Revealed is that the grant is affordable, and an argument is made that it would reduce the criminality that is associated with poverty and inequality. The considerable implications for women and children and for the black maj