Many studies have shown that a growing proportion of Canadians have jobs that are unstable and insecure and that marginalized groups disproportionately work within sectors of flexible and precarious forms of work. Current income and employment indicators show that those who live on ‘the edge’ (women, racialized minorities and Indigenous peoples) bear the brunt of the barriers and disadvantage within the Canadian labour market. This session addresses how intersections of race, class and gender shape social mobility and inequality and play out in experiences of labour market participation. Papers in the session will provide insights into the experiences of marginalized workers in Canada.
Session Organizer and Chair: Jeannie Morgan, University of British Columbia, email@example.com
This session has been divided into two sub-sessions.
Living on ‘the edge’ and experiences of labour market participation: Gender and experiences of work
Session Code: WPO4-A
Living on ‘the edge’ and experiences of labour market participation: Experiences of precarious work
Session Code: WPO4-B