Marx's Theory of Working-Class Precariousness
Jonna, R. Jamil; Bellamy Foster, Johnhttp://monthlyreview.org/2016/04/01/marxs-theory-of-working-class-precariousness/
Publisher: Monthly Review
Date Written: 01/04/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19332
In the last decade and a half the concept of worker precariousness has gained renewed currency among social scientists. This trend grew more pronounced after the Great Financial Crisis of 20072009, which left in its wake a period of deep economic stagnation that still persists in large parts of the global economy. Most scholars define precariousness by reference to what workers lack, including such factors as: ready access to paid employment, protection from arbitrary firing, possibility for advancement, long-term job stability, adequate safety, development of new skills, living wages, and union representation.