English title: Predictors and Consequences of Job Insecurity: Comparison of Slovakia and Estonia

Author(s): Lucia Ištoňová - Denisa Fedáková -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2015

Abstract

Job insecurity is a significant current social issue in many European countries. Slovakia and Estonia significantly differ in the prevalence of job insecurity. The main aim of the present study was to compare Slovakia and Estonia in regard to job insecurity by looking at socio-demographic, job and organisational predictors and individual and social consequences based on ESS round five data. The secondary aim was to examine relationships between job insecurity and its predictors as well as job insecurity and its consequences. The analysis covered employed people with unlimited or limited contracts, working 40-50 hours per week, within the age range of 20-60. The results suggested signifi cant differences in the predictors of job insecurity for Slovakia and Estonia. However, the individual, social and economic consequences of job insecurity were similar for both countries. This study contributes to an enhanced understanding of job insecurity predictors and consequences in the European region.

Volume: 7

Issue: 3

From page no: 21

To page no: 37

Refereed: Yes

DOI:

Journal: Studies of Transition States and Societies

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