Australia’s Precarious Workforce and the Role of Digitisation

  • Veronica SheenEmail author
Part of the Prekarisierung und soziale Entkopplung – transdisziplinäre Studien book series (PSETS)


The chapter sets out to explore how digitalisation and its effects on the Australian labour market is a force, as in other countries in further advancing employment polarisation and economic inequality. The analysis accords with a core-periphery model of the labour market, but one that is not especially geographic in orientation as most of Australia’s population lives in large urban conurbations.


Australia Precarity Employment Digitisation Inequality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MelbourneAustralia

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