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NERI Research inBrief In what ways do people work? Comparing employment arrangements in Northern Ireland with Great Britain

NERI Research inBrief In what ways do people work? Comparing employment arrangements in Northern Ireland with Great Britain

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Lisa Wilson

Summary

Over the last decade or so the Northern Irish labour market has seen an overall decline in the traditional ‘standard’ of regular, full-time, permanent employment, and a rise in non-standard employment (Wilson, 2017).
This phenomenon however is not peculiar to Northern Ireland, with a growing body of evidence showing this to be the case across many advanced nations, including the United Kingdom (European Commission, 2016; ILO, 2016). We are seeing increasing numbers of people working lower hours, in temporary or self-employment (Greer and Livianos, 2017; Wilson, 2017).
This Research InBrief however seeks to ascertain if there are differences in the employment arrangements in which people work in Northern Ireland, in comparison to those in Great Britain. 

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