Student workers: a new invisible proletariat? Evidence from the French case

Contrepois, Sylvie (2015) Student workers: a new invisible proletariat? Evidence from the French case. Forum Socjologiczne, 1 (1). pp. 119-132. ISSN 2083-7763

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Abstract

The number of students present on the labour market tends to increase significantly as the duration of studies is growing. This article offers insights into specific issues related to student workforce employment rights and mobilization. Using the data gathered in France during an EU funded research project, it reveals that students have a very specific approach to their work precariousness. Their main motivations turns to be outside of the workplace where they are only temporarily inserted and they prove very reluctant to act to improve their working conditions. Trade unions attitudes towards them vary from rejection to feeble support.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Student workforce; student trade unions; Student jobs; Labour market; France
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Sylvie Contrepois
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2016 10:39
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2016 10:39
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/913

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