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dc.contributor.authorKeuskamp, Dominic
dc.contributor.authorMackenzie, Catherine R
dc.contributor.authorZiersch, Anna Marie
dc.contributor.authorBaum, Fran
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-07T05:23:49Z
dc.date.available2014-04-07T05:23:49Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.citationKeuskamp D, Mackenzie CR, Ziersch AM, Baum FE. Deliberately casual? Workers' agency, health, and nonstandard employment relations in Australia. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013 Jun;55(6):620-7.en
dc.identifier.issn1076-2752
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/27528
dc.descriptionThis item is under embargo for a period of 12 months from the date of publication, in accordance with the publisher's policy.en
dc.description.abstractObjective: We explored Australian workers’ experiences of nonstandard employment, how it related to health and wellbeing, and the role that Bourdieu’s forms of capital (cultural, economic and social resources) played in underpinning workers’ agency. Methods: Qualitative data from semistructured interviews with 32 causal workers were analysed based on framework analysis. Results: Most participants were ‘deliberate casuals’ who had chosen casual over permanent employment, with half of that group naming improved health and wellbeing as motivation. Those with greater access to capital felt more able to exercise choice, whereas those with fewer capital resources felt constrained to be casual. Gendered structures and labour market dynamics were also significant in shaping agency. Conclusions: Access to capital and a buoyant labour market underpinned workers’ agency in Australia, enabling some to gain health and wellbeing benefits from nonstandard employment.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkinsen
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/375196en
dc.rights©2013 The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicineen
dc.subjectOccupational healthen
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen
dc.subjectInterpersonal relationshipsen
dc.titleDeliberately casual? Workers' agency, health, and nonstandard employment relations in Australiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.relation.grantnumberNHMRC/375196en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0b013e31829176eben
dc.rights.holderAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicineen


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