This article examines the relationship between gender, forms of employment and dimensions of precarious employment inCanada, using data from the Labour Force Survey and the General Social Survey. Full-time permanent wage work decreased for both women and men between 1989 and 2001, but women remain more likely to be employed in part-time and temporary wage work as
compared to men. Layering forms of wage work with indicators of regulatory protection, control and income results in a continuum
with full-time permanent employees as the least precarious followed by full-time temporary, part-time permanent and then
part-time temporary employees as the most precarious. The continuum is gendered through both inequalities between full-time permanent women and men and convergence in precariousness among part-time and temporary women and men. These findings reflect a feminization of employment norms characterized by both continuity and change in the social relations of gender.
Groups: General Population
Keywords: EmploymentUnemployment RatesPrecarious workPart Time WorkLabor Market AttachmentGender DifferencesGender