Precarious work is a growing form of employment associated with low-pay, job insecurity, income volatility, unsafe working conditions, and a lack of access to training opportunities among other conditions. These conditions are damaging for all who work in precarious employment and yet, research finds women are disproportionately represented in this type of work. As a result, women may be more likely to face socio-economic challenges in the short and long-term, including having limited access to training opportunities. Given the limited research on precarious workers' abilities to access training opportunities, this study further explores this challenge while focusing on women. A series of policy options are analyzed and compared to provide a recommendation for how to improve access to training opportunities for women in precarious work.
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Thesis advisor: Gross, Dominique
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