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Wayne Lewchuk and Michelynn Laflèche

There is overwhelming evidence that less secure forms of employment are replacing the standard employment relationship. It is essential that we understand the occupational health effects and social implications of precarious employment. Drawing on data collected by the Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario (PEPSO) research group, this chapter argues the effects of precarious employment are broader than low wages and irregular employment. Workers face increased health risks and households face increased anxiety.