Brock partners with United Way to study precarious employment

March 15, 2017

Researchers from Brock University’s social justice research institute are teaming up with United Way Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie to find out how many Niagara residents are currently facing precarious employment. The study will reportedly look not only at how many people face precarious employment, but what effects this employment has on their quality of life. Social Justice Research Institute Director June Corman says that many labour surveys do not ask about the social and emotional impacts of unstable or uncertain work. “So we are going to be asking those questions and do a followup with the people that we survey to determine what some of those impacts are,” Corman says. “We may also apply for additional grant money to continue the study.” St Catharines Standard