Young people's experiences of precarious and flexible work – Main Report

The research report presents findings on young people's experiences of precarious and flexible work. These work conditions included where young people had for example zero hours contracts, low wages, lack of progression opportunities, dissatisfaction with current employment, or varying hours.

Appendix D – Questions and Variables for defining precarious or flexible work

Table A1: Variables used to define precarious/flexible work
Variables used to define precarious/flexible work
Question number and codes Types of positions and criteria
Precarious = Q5=2 OR Q1a=3-9 OR Q6a=3-5
Q5 = code 2 [Takes priority over all other questions] No written contract
OR Q1a = codes 3-9 Written contract/Unsure if contract
Fixed term position up to a year
Temporary work
Seasonal position
Casual position
Self-employed (Excl. those who running own business at Q5)
OR Q6a = codes 3-5 Any respondents left who have not been allocated as above who have a Written contract/Unsure but have
Zero hours contract
Varying hours/flexi contract
Just turn up for work
Not precarious = everyone else (excl. D/K and PNTS)
Q5 = codes 1, 3 Has written contract/unsure OR Run own business and……
OR Q1a = codes 1, 2, 10 Permanent position
Fixed term (over 1 year) position
OR Q6a = codes 1, 2 Full time
Part time
Don't Know OR Prefer not to say Anyone who said don't know or prefer not to say to all questions at Q5, Q1a and Q6a



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