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Title: The evolution of generalised and acute job tenure insecurity
Authors: Choonara, Joseph
First Published: 2019
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US) for British Sociological Association
Citation: Work, Employment and Society, 2019, In Press
Abstract: An earlier article by Gallie, Felstead, Green and Inanc demonstrates that employee insecurity can be divided into job tenure insecurity (anxieties about the continuity of employment) and job status insecurity (anxieties about the loss of valued features of the job). Here it is argued that job tenure insecurity can be further divided into acute and generalised variants. The former tracks the level of involuntary redundancies in the UK data and is grounded in a realistic assessment of the likelihood of involuntary job loss. The latter is driven by a range of factors, including the economic cycle and the intensification of work that is also associated with rising job status insecurity, and the permeation of insecurity through new sections of the workforce. Its greatest extent was in the mid-1990s and it rose again in the years following the 2008-9 recession.
ISSN: 0950-0170
Links: TBA
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2019, SAGE Publications (UK and US) for British Sociological Association. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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