Protection Against Precarious Work

Protecting precarious workers’ rights is an ongoing and challenging task. UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8 focuses on increasing fair economic opportunities and wages for people so that they no longer have to rely on precarious work that exploits their rights. 

Below you will find hand-picked chapters and articles published across Springer Nature’s portfolios, including Springer and Palgrave, highlighting the work of our devoted researchers that are on a quest to find ways to expand decent working conditions and wages for all.

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Sustainable Tourism Employment, the Concept of Decent Work, and Sweden

from Tourism Employment in Nordic Countries

Palgrave Macmillan 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Informalisation in Work and Employment: A Permissive Visibility or Another (Hidden) Inequality?

from Inequality and Organizational Practice

Palgrave Macmillan 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

The Global Subject of Precarity

from Precarity and International Relations

Palgrave Macmillan 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Unheard Voices: Globalization Stories from Invisible Margins

from Unheard Voices

Palgrave Macmillan 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Labour Market Inequality

from Disparity and Discrimination in Labour Market Outcomes in India

Palgrave Macmillan 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Legal Prostitution Systems in Europe

from Contemporary Organized Crime

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Comparative Analysis of Social Inequalities in the Latin American Labour Market

from Persistence and Emergencies of Inequalities in Latin America

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Precarious Employment V. Atypical Employment in the EU

from New Forms of Employment

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

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Your work here: Information for Authors

Contact a publishing editor © Mitarart, iStockphotoGetting started publishing your SDG 8 work at Springer Nature is easy. Springer Nature aspires to lead in publishing SDG research, and especially in open access (OA) SDG research.

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