Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario (PEPSO)

Owning Institution

The Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario (PEPSO) research project is a joint university-community initiative led by United Way Toronto & York Region and McMaster University in partnership with over 30 university, community sector, labour, government and media partners developed to meet the need of data on trends in precarious employment and to encourage policy debate and further research. 

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1 Sep 2018

The Generation Effect tells the story of a generation whose hopes and dreams are shaped by an economy that no longer provides the job and income security that their parents and grandparents experienced. It is a story of the game of life getting harder, not...

Annual Report

1 Feb 2013

Social scientists adopted the term ‘precarity’ to describe states of employment that do not have the security or benefits enjoyed in more traditional employment relationships. These precarious employment relationships are becoming the ‘new normal’ for our workforce.

In its 2007 report, Losing Ground ,...

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