Non-standard Employment and Promotions: A Within Genders Analysis Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This article examines promotion experiences of workers in nonstandard employment as compared to those in regular full-time employment. Since females dominate non-standard employment, we analyse the female and male labour forces separately. Non-standard employment refers to regular part-time, temporary full-time, and temporary part-time employment. Data comes from the Workplace and Employee Survey (1999) of Statistics Canada. Results are generalized to Canadian workers. Results show that within the female labour force, workers in all three types of non-standard employment are less likely to be promoted than workers in regular full-time employment. Within the male labour force only those in temporary part-time employment are less likely to be promoted. Working in regular part-time or temporary full-time contracts has no impact on promotion for male workers. Overall results suggest that all three types of non-standard work adversely affect females' promotion experiences but for males only those in temporary part-time jobs are adversely affected.

publication date

  • April 2008