Missing ingredient needed to address precarity

If Canada wants to properly address precarious work, a formal definition and better data collection are needed. Francis Fong, chief economist at CPA Canada, delves into this issue in an article for The Globe and Mail.

Though a growing body of evidence reveals that full-year, full-time work is giving way to precarious work arrangements, the actual number of people affected is unknown. This is because there is no formal definition of precarious work.

This lack of a definition means no meaningful data can be collected. The absence of useful data means we cannot specifically design policies or programs to help workers in this position.

Part-time. Temporary. Casual. What is truly the face of precarious work? Francis Fong, chief economist at CPA Canada. takes an in-depth look at the issue in The Globe and Mail.