Temporary Employment

In: Historical Materialism
Download Citation Get Permissions

Access options

Get access to the full article by using one of the access options below.

Institutional Login

Log in with Open Athens, Shibboleth, or your institutional credentials

Login via Institution


Buy instant access (PDF download and unlimited online access):


Temporary Employment

A: ʼiʽāra. – F: travail temporaire. – G: Leiharbeit. – R: agenstvo. – S: trabajo (de contrato) temporal. – C: jiegong 借工.

Temporary employment is a form of wage labour characterised by an input of labour power that is temporary or limited in duration. It often entails lower wages than in normal conditions of employment and includes the buying and selling of labour power through third-party labour contractors who are compensated for their services. Temporary labour is characterised by the spatial and temporal division between the labour contractor and the company purchasing the temporary worker(s) and is thus

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 100 26 1
Full Text Views 67 0 0
PDF Views & Downloads 44 1 0