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Beck, V; Fuertes, V; Kamerade, D; Lyonette, C; Warren, Tracey


V Beck

V Fuertes

D Kamerade

C Lyonette


Martin Parker


The Covid-19 crisis will have fundamental impacts on the future of working lives. Daily forecasts predict a depressing picture for the working-age population, both in the UK and abroad. This makes it difficult to identify positive outcomes from the crisis for work, life, and welfare. Poor government planning and decision-making concerning health and economic responses have further added to the problems, rather than resolving them. This is exemplified by the lack of clarity, speediness, and sufficiency of many of the schemes devised to help employees, employers, and those unemployed. Increases in sales and recruitment by tax-avoiding Amazon (+2.53% according to market watch in the first quarter of 2020) provide just one example of the economic and labour market effects of this crisis being unfairly distributed. While online sales and delivery companies, such as Amazon, food production and supply organisations, internet service providers and TV and film streaming companies are likely to be among the big winners from the current crisis, there will also be many losers.


Beck, V., Fuertes, V., Kamerade, D., Lyonette, C., & Warren, T. (2020). Working Lives. In Life after Covid-19: The Other Side of Crisis. Bristol University Press

Acceptance Date Jun 1, 2020
Online Publication Date Aug 12, 2020
Publication Date Aug 12, 2020
Deposit Date Jun 4, 2020
Publicly Available Date Aug 13, 2022
Book Title Life after Covid-19: The Other Side of Crisis
ISBN 9781529215397
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