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Leah F. Vosko

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Department of Politics

Professor
Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender & Work (Tier 1)

Office: Kaneff Tower, 618
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 33157
Email: lvosko@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.chairs.gc.ca/english/profile/viewprofile.cfm?ID=786

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Leah F. Vosko, FRSC, is Professor and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender & Work at York University. Her research examines employment standards enforcement and deportability among workers labouring transnationally. She is currently principal investigator of Closing the Enforcement Gap: Improving Protections for People in Precarious Jobs, a SSHRC Partnership Grant concerned with employment standards enforcement; the Canada Labour Code-Data Analysis Infrastructure (CLC-DAI), an initiative involving a partnership with the Government of Canada’s Labour Program, funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund; and four research and teaching databases – the Gender and Work Database (GWD), the Comparative Perspectives Database (CPD), the Employment Standards Database (ESD) and the CLC-DAI.

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Degrees

PhD, York University
MA Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University
BA Political Studies, Trent University

Research Interests

, Political Economy, Labour Rights, Gender Studies, Migration, Citizenship

Current Research Projects

Canadian Foundation for Innovation, John Evans Leadership Opportunity Fund Grant, “Canada Labour Code Data Analysis Infrastructure (CLC-DAI),” Principal Investigator, January 2018

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    Canadian Foundation for Innovation, John Evans Leadership Opportunity Fund Grant, “Canada Labour Code Data Analysis Infrastructure (CLC-DAI),” Principal Investigator, January 2018

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    John Evans Leadership Opportunity Fund Grant
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Partnership Grant, “Closing the Enforcement Gap: Improving Employment Standards for Workers in Precarious Jobs,” Principal Investigator, March 2013

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    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Partnership Grant, “Closing the Enforcement Gap: Improving Employment Standards for Workers in Precarious Jobs,” Principal Investigator, March 2013

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    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Partnership Grant,
Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Leadership Opportunity Fund Grant, “Global Employment Standards Database (GESD),” Principal Investigator, January 2012-December 2016

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    Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Leadership Opportunity Fund Grant, “Global Employment Standards Database (GESD),” Principal Investigator, January 2012-December 2016

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    Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Leadership Opportunity Fund Grant
Law Commission of Ontario, Research grants to prepare two monographs for Vulnerable Workers Taskforce Co-Investigator with Mary Gellatly, Mark P. Thomas, Eric Tucker and Co-Investigator with Andrea Noack , Summer 2011

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    Law Commission of Ontario, Research grants to prepare two monographs for Vulnerable Workers Taskforce Co-Investigator with Mary Gellatly, Mark P. Thomas, Eric Tucker and Co-Investigator with Andrea Noack , Summer 2011

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    Law Commission of Ontario, Research grants
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard Research Grant, “A New Approach to Labour Market Membership: Canadian Employment Policy in Focus,” Principal Investigator, Spring 2010-2013

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    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard Research Grant, “A New Approach to Labour Market Membership: Canadian Employment Policy in Focus,” Principal Investigator, Spring 2010-2013

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    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada Grant, “Liberating Temporariness: Imagining Alternatives to Permanence as a Pathway to Social Inclusion,” Co-Investigator with Robert Latham and Valerie Preston, Fall 2010

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    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada Grant, “Liberating Temporariness: Imagining Alternatives to Permanence as a Pathway to Social Inclusion,” Co-Investigator with Robert Latham and Valerie Preston, Fall 2010

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    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Books

Publication
Year

Vosko, Leah F. et al. (forthcoming). Closing the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap: Improving Protections for People in Precarious Jobs. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2020

Thomas, Mark, Leah F. Vosko, Carlo Fanelli and Olena Lyubchenko (eds.). (2019). Change and Continuity: Rethinking the New Canadian Political Economy. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2019

Vosko, Leah F. (2019). Disrupting Deportability: Transnational Workers Organize. Ithaca: Cornell University Press (ILR imprint).

2019

Vosko, Leah F., Valerie Preston and Robert Latham (eds.). (2014). Liberating Temporariness?: Migration, Work and Citizenship in an Age of Insecurity. McGill-Queen’s University Press: Montreal and Kingston.

2014

Vosko, Leah F. (2010). Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment. (Politics and Business Series) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

2010

Vosko, Leah F., Martha MacDonald and Iain Campbell (eds.). (2009). Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment. London and New York: Routledge Press (Advances in Feminist Economics Series).

2009

Vosko, Leah F. (ed.). (2006). Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2006

Cranford, Cynthia, Judy Fudge, Eric Tucker and Leah F. Vosko (eds.) .(2005). Self-Employed Workers Organize: Law, Policy, and Unions. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2005

Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (eds). (2004). Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2004

Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko (eds.). (2003). Changing Canada: The Political Economy of Transformation. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2003

Andrew, Caroline, Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong, Wallace Clement and Leah F. Vosko (eds.). (2003). Studies in Political Economy: Developments in Feminism. Toronto: Women’s Press

2003

Vosko, Leah F. (2000). Temporary Work: The Gendered Rise of a Precarious Employment Relationship. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2000

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Vosko, Leah F., Noack, Andrea M., King, Adam and Rebecca Hii. (forthcoming). “Precarious Employment and the Security Premium in Canada’s Federally-Regulated Private Sector” in Peters, John and Don Wells (eds.), Canadian Labour Policy and Politics: Inequality and Alternatives . Ontario: Oxford University Press Canada.

2020

Marsden, Sarah, Eric Tucker and Leah F. Vosko. (forthcoming). "The Trilemma of Canadian Migrant Worker Policy: Facilitating Employer Access while Protecting the Canadian Labour Market and Addressing Migrant Worker Exploitation?" in Dauvergne, Catherine (ed.), Research Handbook on the Law and Politics of Migration . Edward Elgar Press.

2020

Thomas, Mark P. and Leah F. Vosko (2019). “Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium, ” in Thomas, Mark P., Leah F. Vosko, Carlo Fanelli and Olena Lyubchenko (eds.), Change and Continuity: Rethinking the New Canadian Political Economy. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2019

Vosko, Leah F. (2019). “Feminist Political Economy and Everyday Research on Work and Employment: The Case of the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap” in Thomas, Mark P., Leah F. Vosko, Carlo Fanelli and Olena Lyubchenko (eds.), Change and Continuity: Rethinking the New Canadian Political Economy. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2019

Vosko, Leah F., Grundy, John and Mark P. Thomas. (2017). “Beyond New Governance: Evaluating New Approaches to Employment Standards Enforcement in Liberal Market Economies,” in Colin Fenwick (ed.), Regulating for Equitable and Job-Rich Growth. Palgrave/International Labour Organization. International Institute for Labour Studies: ILO, Geneva.

2017

Latham, Robert, Leah F. Vosko, Valerie Preston and Melisa Breton. (2014). “Challenges to Liberating Temporariness: Imagining Alternatives to Permanence as a Pathway for Social Inclusion,” in Vosko, Leah F., Valerie Preston and Robert Latham (eds.), Liberating Temporariness?: Migration, Work and Citizenship in an Age of Insecurity. McGill-Queen’s University Press: Montreal and Kingston. (shared first authorship between Latham, Vosko and Preston).

2014

Vosko, Leah F. (2012). “The Challenge of Expanding EI Coverage,” in Banting, Keith and Jon Medow (eds.), Making EI Work: Research from the Mowat Centre Employment Insurance Task Force. Toronto and Montreal: Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation, McGill-Queen’s University Press and Queen’s School of Policy Studies: 57-119

2012

Vosko, Leah F. (2011). “Out of the Shadows? The Non-Binding Multilateral Framework on Migration (2006) and Prospects for Forging Global Labour Market Membership through International Labour Regulation,” in Davidov, Guy and Brian Langille, (eds.), The Idea of Labour Law. London, Hart Publishing: 365-384

2011

Vosko, Leah F. (2011). “Precarious Employment and the Problem of SER-Centrism: Regulating for ‘Decent Work’.” in Lee, Sangheon and Deirdre McCann, (eds.), Regulating for Decent Work: New Directions in Labour Market Regulation. Geneva and London: ILO/Palgrave: 57-89.

2011

Vosko, Leah F. and Lisa F. Clark. (2009). “Gendered Precariousness and Social Reproduction in Canada,” in Vosko, Leah F., Martha MacDonald and Iain Campbell, (eds.), Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment. London and New York: Routledge Press: 26-42

2009

Vosko, Leah F., Martha MacDonald and Iain Campbell. (2009). “Introduction: Gender and the Concept of Precarious Employment,” in Vosko, Leah F., Martha MacDonald and Iain Campbell (eds.), Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment. London and New York: Routledge Press: 1-25.

2009

Vosko, Leah F. (2009). “Precarious Employment and the Challenges for Employment Policy,” in Cohen, Marjorie and Jane Pulkingham (eds.), Public Policy for Women in Canada: The State, Income Security, and Labour Market Issues. Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 374-395.

2009

Vosko, Leah F. (2008). “ILO Action on ‘The Scope of the Employment Relationship’: Lessons from Canada on Fostering Social Cohesion,” in O’Brien, Robert (ed.), Solidarity First: Canadian Workers and Social Cohesion. Vancouver: UBC Press: 169-189.

2008

Vosko, Leah F. (2008). “‘Lifelong Learning’ and Precarious Work: Challenging the Paradigm of Employability Security,” in Livingstone, David, Kiran Mirchandani and Peter Sawchuk (eds.), The Future of Lifelong Learning and Work: Critical Perspectives. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam: 157-170.

2008

Vosko, Leah F. (2007). “Gendered Labour Market Insecurities: Manifestations of Precarious
Employment in Different Locations,” in Shalla, Vivian and Wallace Clement (eds.), Work and Labour in Tumultuous Times: Critical Perspectives. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 50-95.

2007

Vosko, Leah F. (2007). “Representing Informal Economy Workers: Emerging Global Strategies and their Lessons for North American Unions,” in Cobble, Dorothy Sue (ed.), The Sex of Class: Women and America’s New Labour Movements. Ithaca: Cornell University Press: 272-290.

2007

Cranford, Cynthia J., Mary Gellatly, Deena Ladd and Leah F. Vosko. (2006). “Community Unionism and Labour Movement Renewal: Organizing for Fair Employment,” in Kumar, Pradeep and Christopher Schenk (eds.), Paths to Union Renewal: Canadian Experiences. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, Garamond Press, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: 237–249.

2006

Cranford, Cynthia J. and Leah F. Vosko. (2006). “Conceptualizing Precarious Employment: Mapping Wage Work across Social Location and Occupational Context,” in Vosko, Leah F. (ed.), Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 43-66.

2006

Vosko, Leah F. (2006). “Crisis Tendencies in Social Reproduction: The Case of Ontario’s Early Year’s Plan,” in Bezanson, Kate and Meg Luxton (eds.), Rethinking Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo-liberalism. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 145-172.

2006

Vosko, Leah F. (2006). “Gender, Precarious Work and the International Labour Code: The Ghost in the Closet,” in Fudge, Judy and Rosemary Owens (eds.), Precarious Work, Women and the New Economy: The Challenge to Legal Norms. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing: 53-75.

2006

Vosko, Leah F. and Nancy Zukewich. (2006). “Precarious by Choice? Gender and Self-Employment,” in Vosko, Leah F. (ed.), Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 67-89.

2006

Bernstein, Stephanie, Katherine Lippel, Eric Tucker and Leah F. Vosko. (2006). “Precarious Employment and the Law’s Flaws: Identifying Regulatory Failure and Securing Effective Protection for Workers,” in Vosko, Leah F. (ed.), Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 203-220.

2006

Cranford, Cynthia J., Tania Das Gupta, Deena Ladd and Leah F. Vosko. (2006). “Thinking through Community Unionism,” in Vosko, Leah F. (ed.), Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 353-377.

2006

Vosko, Leah F. (2006). “What Is to Be Done? Harnessing Knowledge to Mitigate Precarious Employment,” in Vosko, Leah F. (ed.), Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 379-388.

2006

Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (2004). “Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income,” in Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko (eds.), Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 3-33.

2004

Vosko, Leah F. (2004). “Standard-Setting at the ILO: The Case of Precarious Employment,” in Kirton, John and Michael J. Trebilcock (eds.), Hard Choices, Soft Law: Combining Trade, Environment, and Social Cohesion in Global Governance. New York: Ashgate: 139-157.

2004

Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko. (2003). “Changing Canada: Political Economy As Transformation (Introduction).” in Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko (eds.), Changing Canada: Political Economy as Transformation. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: xi-xxxii.

2003

Vosko, Leah F. (2003). “Gender Differentiation and the Standard/Non-Standard Employment Distinction in Canada, 1945 to the Present” in Juteau, Danielle (ed.), Patterns and Processes of Social Differentiation: The Construction of Gender, Age, ‘Race/Ethnicity’ and Locality. University of Toronto Press/University of Montreal Press. French and English: 25-80.

2003

Fudge, Judy and Leah F. Vosko. (2003). “Gendered Paradoxes and the Rise of Contingent Work: Towards a Transformative Feminist Political Economy of the Labour Market.” in Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko (eds.), Changing Canada: Political Economy as Transformation. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 183-213.

2003

Armstrong, Pat, Andrew, Caroline and Leah F. Vosko. (2003). “General Introduction,” in Andrew, Caroline, Armstrong, Pat, Armstrong, Hugh, Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko (eds.), Studies in Political Economy: Developments in Feminism. Toronto: Women’s Press.

2003

Vosko, Leah F. (2003). “The Pasts (and Futures) of Feminist Political Economy in Canada: Reviving the Debate” in Andrew, Caroline, Armstrong, Pat, Armstrong, Hugh, Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko (eds.), Studies in Political Economy: Developments in Feminism. Toronto: Women’s Press. *(modified and reprinted from SPE 2002 April)

2003

Vosko, Leah F. (2003). “‘Decent Work’: The Shifting Role of the ILO and the Struggle for Global Social Justice,” in Cohen, Marjorie and Stephen McBride (eds.), Global Turbulence: Social Activists and State Responses to Globalization. UK: Ashgate 174-191. *(chapter designed for classroom use based on article in Global Social Policy 2002 April).

2003

Vosko, Leah F. (2002). “Mandatory ‘Marriage’ or Obligatory Waged Work: Social Assistance and the Single Mother’s Complex Roles in Wisconsin and Ontario,” in Bashevkin, Sylvia. (ed.) Women’s Work is Never Done: Comparative Studies in Care-Giving, Employment, And Social Policy Reform. New York, Routledge: 165-199.

2002

Cobble, Dorothy Sue and Leah F. Vosko. (2000). “Historical Perspectives on Representing Workers in ‘Non-Standard’ Employment,” in F. Carre, M.A. Ferber, I. Golden and S.A. Herzenberg (eds.), Nonstandard Work: The Nature and Challenges of Changing Employment Relations. Champagne, IL: Industrial Relations Research Association: 291-312

2000

Vosko, Leah F. (1999). "Workfare Temporaries: Workfare and the Rise of the Temporary Employment Relationship in Ontario " in Broad, D. (ed.), Citizens or Consumers: Social Policy in a Market Society. Halifax and Vancouver: Fernwood Press: 55-79 (Reprinted from Canadian Review of Social Policy. November (1998).)

1999

Vosko, Leah F. (1996). "Irregular Workers, New Involuntary Social Exiles: Women and UI Reform." in Pulkingham, J. and G. Ternowetsky (eds.), Remaking Canadian Social Policy: Social Security in the Late 1990s. Toronto: Fernwood Press: 265-272.

1996

Vosko, Leah F. (1995). "Recreating Dependency: Women and UI Reform." in Drache, D.and A. Ranikin (eds.). Warm Heart, Cold Country. Toronto: Caledon Press: 213-231.

1995

Monographs

Publication
Year

Vosko, Leah F., Andrea M. Noack and Eric Tucker. (2016). “Employment Standards (‘ES’) Coverage and Enforcement: A scan of employment standards complaints and their resolution under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (‘ESA’),” Ontario Ministry of Labour Changing Workplaces Review.

2016

Vosko, Leah F., Andrea M. Noack and Mark P. Thomas. (2016). “Employment Standards (‘ES’) Coverage and Enforcement: How far does the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (‘ESA’) extend and what are the gaps in coverage?" Ontario Ministry of Labour Changing Workplaces Review.

2016

Vosko, Leah F., Eric Tucker, Mark P. Thomas and Mary Gellatly. (2012). “New Approaches to Enforcement and Compliance with Labour Regulatory Standards: The Case of Ontario, Canada,” Toronto: Law Commission of Ontario.

2012

Noack, Andrea M. and Leah F. Vosko. (2012). “Precarious Jobs in Ontario: Mapping Dimensions of Labour Market in Security by Workers’ Social Location and Context,” Toronto: Law Commission of Ontario.

2012

Vosko, Leah F. (2011). “The Challenge of Expanding EI Coverage: Charting Exclusions and Partial Exclusions on the Bases of Gender, Immigration Status, Age, and Place of Residence and Exploring Avenues for Inclusive Policy Redesign,” Toronto: Mowat Centre for Public Policy.

2011

Vosko, Leah F. (2004). Confronting the Norm: Gender and the International Regulation of Precarious Work. Ottawa: Law Commission of Canada. http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/Collection/JL2-27-2004E.pdf

2004

Vosko, Leah F. (ed.). (2003). Just Labour: Forum on Precarious Employment. (September)

2003

Fudge, Judy, Eric Tucker and Leah F. Vosko. (2003). “The Legal Concept of Employment: Marginalizing Workers.” Ottawa: The Law Commission of Canada.

2003

Vosko, Leah F. (2002). Rethinking Feminization: Gendered Precariousness in the Canadian Labour Market and the Crisis in Social Reproduction,” a monograph prepared for the Annual Robart’s Lecture, John P. Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.

2002

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Tucker, Eric, Leah F. Vosko, Rebecca Casey, Mark P. Thomas, John Grundy and Andrea M. Noack (2019). “Carrying Little Sticks: Is there a ‘Deterrence Gap’ in Employment Standards Enforcement in Ontario, Canada?”International Journal of Labour Law and Industrial Relations. 35(1) 1-30.

2019

Vosko, Leah F., Eric Tucker and Rebecca M. Casey (2019). "Enforcing Employment Standards for Migrant Agricultural Workers in Ontario: Exposing Underexplored Layers of Vulnerability". International Journal of Labour Law and Industrial Relations. 35(2) 227-254.

2019

Thomas, Mark P., Leah F. Vosko, Eric Tucker, Mercedes Steedman, Andrea M. Noack, John Grundy, Mary Gellatly and Lisa Leinveer (2019). “The Employment Standards Enforcement Gap and the Overtime Pay Exemption in Ontario.” Labour/Le travail. Vol. 84, Fall.

2019

Vosko, Leah F., Grundy, John, Casey, Rebecca and Noack, Andrea M. (2018) “A Tattered Quilt: Exemptions and Special Rules under Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (2000)”. Canadian Employment and Labour Law Journal. 21(2) 267-298.

2018

Vosko, Leah F. (2018). “Legal but Deportable: Institutionalized Deportability and the Limits of Collective Bargaining among Participants in Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program.” ILR Review Special Issue on The Impact of Immigrant Legalization Initiatives: International Perspectives. DOI:10.1177/0019793918756055

2018

Casey, Rebecca, Eric Tucker, Leah F. Vosko and Andrea M. Noack. (2018). “Using tickets in employment standards inspections: Deterrence as effective enforcement in Ontario, Canada?” Economic and Industrial Relations Review. 29(2) 228-249.

2018

Vosko, Leah F., John Grundy, Mark Thomas, Eric Tucker, Andrea M. Noack, Rebecca Casey, Mary Gellatly and Jennifer Mussell. (2017). “The Compliance Model of Employment Standards Enforcement: An Evidence-based Assessment of its Efficacy in Instances of Wage Theft.” Industrial Relations Journal. 48 (3) 256-273.

2017

Grundy, John, Andrea M. Noack, Leah F. Vosko and Rebecca Hii. (2017). “The Enforcement of Ontario’s Employment Standards Act: The Impact of Reforms.” Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques (shared second authorship with Noack, 30%). 43(3) 190-201.

2017

Vosko, Leah F. (2016). “Blacklisting as a Modality of Deportability: Mexico’s Response to Circular Migrant Agricultural Workers’ Pursuit of Collective Bargaining Rights in British Columbia, Canada.”Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 42, 8: 1371-1387.

2016

Vosko, Leah F. (2016). “Blacklisting as a Modality of Deportability: Mexico’s Response to Circular Migrant Agricultural Workers’ Pursuit of Collective Bargaining Rights in British Columbia, Canada.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 42, 8: 1371-1387. (first published online November 20, 2015 as DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2015.1111134)

2016

Vosko, Leah F., John Grundy and Mark Thomas. (2016). “Challenging New Governance: Evaluating New Approaches to Employment Standards Enforcement in Common Law Jurisdictions.” Economic and Industrial Democracy. 37: 373-398 (first published online September 8, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0143831X14546237)

2016

Tucker, E., Alan Hall, Leah Vosko, Rebecca Hall and Elliot Siemiatycki. (2016). “Making or Administering Law and Policy? Discretion and Judgement in Employment Standards Enforcement in Ontario." Canadian Journal of Law & Society / La Revue Canadienne Droit et Société. 31 (April), 1: 65-86 (Published online November 23, 2015 as DOI:10.1017/cls.2015.34)

2016

Mirchandani, Kiran, Leah F. Vosko, Urvashi Soni-Sinha, J. Adam Perry, Andrea M. Noack, Rebecca Hall and Mary Gellatly. (2016). “Methodological k/nots: Designing research on the enforcement of labor standards.” Journal of Mixed Methods Research. June 8, 2016: 1-15 (Published online as DOI: 10.1177/1558689816651793) (equal authorship)

2016

Noack, Andrea, Leah F. Vosko and John Grundy. (2015). “Measuring Employment Standards Violations, Evasion and Erosion using a Telephone Survey.” Industrial Relations/ Relations Industrielles. (equal first authorship with Noack), 70, 1: 86-109.

2015

Vosko, Leah F. and Mark Thomas. (2014). “Confronting the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap: Exploring the Potential of Union Engagement in Employment Law in Ontario, Canada.” Journal of Industrial Relations. 56: 631-652.

2014

Vosko, Leah F. (2014). “Tenuously Unionized: Temporary Migrant Workers and the Limits of Formal Mechanisms Designed to Promote Collective Bargaining in British Columbia, Canada.” Industrial Law Journal. 43(4) December: 451-84.

2014

Vosko, Leah F. (2013). “‘Rights without Remedies’: Enforcing Employment Standards in Ontario by Maximizing Voice among Workers in Precarious Jobs.” Osgoode Hall Law Journal. 50 (4): 845-873.

2013

Vosko, Leah F. (2013). “National Sovereignty and Transnational Labour: the case of Mexican seasonal agricultural workers in British Columbia, Canada." Industrial Relations Journal. 56(44): 514–532

2013

Rajkumar, Deepa, Laurel Berkowitz, Leah F. Vosko, Valerie Preston, and Robert Latham. (2012). “At the Temporary-Permanent Divide: How Canada Produces Temporariness and Makes Citizens through its Security, Work, and Settlement Policies.” Citizenship Studies. 16 (3-4): 483-510. (equal authorship)

2012

Gellatly, Mary, John Grundy, Kiran Mirchandani, Adam Perry, Mark Thomas and Leah F. Vosko. (2011). “‘Modernizing’ Employment Standards? Administrative Efficiency, Market Regulation, and the Production of the Illegitimate Claimant in Ontario, Canada.” Economic and Labour Relations Review. 22 (2) (July): 81-106.

2011

Vosko, Leah F. (2010). “A New Approach to Regulating Temporary Agency Work in Ontario or Back to the Future?” Industrial Relations/ Relations Industrielles. 65, 4 (December): 632-653. (This article has been reprinted and translated into Swedish. It appears as: Vosko, Leah F. (2013). “Ett nytt synsätt på reglering av arbete vid bemanningsföretag i Ontario,
ellerTillbaka till framtiden?” Arbetarhistoria. 3-4: 16-26.)

2010

Vosko, Leah F. (2009). “Less than Adequate: Regulating Temporary Agency Work in the EU in the Face of an Internal Market in Services.” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society. (special issue on “Transforming Work”). Electronic copy: April, 1-17; Hard copy 2, 3, November.

2009

Fuller, Sylvia and Leah F. Vosko. (2008). “Temporary Employment and Social Inequality in Canada: Exploring Intersections of Gender, Race and Migration.” Social Indicators Research. 88 (1) August: 31-50.

2008

Vosko, Leah F. (2008). “Temporary Work in Transnational Labour Regulation: SER Centrism and the Risk of Exacerbating Gendered Precariousness.” Social Indicators Research. 88 (1) August: 131-145.

2008

Vosko, Leah. F. (2007). “Precarious Part-Time Work in Australia and in Transnational Labour Regulation: The Gendered Limits of SER-Centrism.” Labour and Industry. 17 (3) April: 99-125.

2007

Fudge, Judy, Eric Tucker, and Leah F. Vosko. (2003). “Changing Boundaries in Employment: Developing a New Platform for Labour Law.” Canada Labour and Employment Law Journal. 10 (3): 361-39

2003

Fudge, Judy, Tucker, Eric and Leah F. Vosko. (2003) . “Employee or Independent Contractor? Charting the Legal Significance of the Distinction in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Labour and Employment Law. 10 (2): 193-230.

2003

Cranford, Cynthia, Vosko, Leah F. and Nancy Zukewich. (2003) . “Precarious Employment in the Canadian Labour Market: A Statistical Portrait.” Just Labour. (September)

2003

Vosko, Leah F., Nancy Zukewick and Cynthia Cranford. (2003). “Precarious Jobs: A New Typology of Employment.” Perspectives on Labour and Income. Ottawa: Statistics Canada: October: 16-26.

2003

Cranford, Cynthia, Vosko, Leah F. and Nancy Zukewich. (2003). “The Gender of Precariousness in the Canadian Labour Force.” Industrial Relations. (September)

2003

Vosko, Leah F. (2002) . “‘Decent Work’: The Shifting Role of the ILO and the Struggle for Global Social Justice.” Global Social Policy. April, 2: 1

2002

Griffin-Cohen, Marjorie, Laurell Ritchie, Michelle Swenarchuk and Leah F. Vosko. (2002). “Globalization: Some Implications and Strategies for Women.” Canadian Women’s Studies. 21/22 (4/1): 6-14.

2002

Vosko, Leah F. (2002). “The Pasts (and Futures) of Feminism and Political Economy in Canada: Reviving the Debate.” Studies in Political Economy. Summer: 55-85.

2002

Vosko, Leah F. and David Witwer. (2001). “‘Not a man’s union’: Women in the Teamsters Union During the 1940s and 1950s.” Journal of Women’s History. 13 (3): (Autumn): 169-92.

2001

Fudge, Judy and Leah F. Vosko. (2001). “By Whose Standards? Re-Regulating the Canadian Labour Market.” Economic and Industrial Democracy. 22 (3): 327-356.

2001

Fudge, Judy and Leah F. Vosko. (2001). “Gender, Segmentation and the Standard Employment Relationship in Canadian Labour Law and Policy.” Economic and Industrial Democracy. 22 (2): 271-310.

2001

Vosko, Leah F. (1998). “Regulating Precariousness?: The Temporary Employment Relationship Under the NAFTA and the EC Treaty.” Relations Industrielles/ Industrial Relations. 53 (1) March: 123-153.

1998

Luxton, Meg and Leah F. Vosko. (1998). “Where Women’s Efforts Count: The 1996 Census Campaign and ‘Family Politics’ in Canada.” Studies in Political Economy. 56 Summer: 49-82.

1998

Vosko, Leah F. (1998). “Workfare Temporaries: Workfare and the Rise of the Temporary Employment Relationship in Ontario.” Canadian Review of Social Policy. November: 55-79.

1998

Vosko, Leah F. (1997). “Legitimizing the Triangular Employment Relationship: Emerging International Labour Standards from a Comparative Perspective.” Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal. Fall: 43-77.

1997

Vosko, Leah F. (1993). “Fabric Friends and Clothing Foes: A Comparative Analysis of Textile and Apparel Industries under the NAFTA.” Review of Radical Political Economics. New York: Basil Blackwell Publishers, 25 (4): 45-58.

1993

Vosko, Leah F. (1993). "The Last Thread: Analysis of the Apparel Goods Provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Impact on Women." Ottawa: The Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives.

1993


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 GS/POLS6700 6.0 A Advanced Studies in Women and Politics SEMR



Leah F. Vosko, FRSC, is Professor and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender & Work at York University. Her research examines employment standards enforcement and deportability among workers labouring transnationally. She is currently principal investigator of Closing the Enforcement Gap: Improving Protections for People in Precarious Jobs, a SSHRC Partnership Grant concerned with employment standards enforcement; the Canada Labour Code-Data Analysis Infrastructure (CLC-DAI), an initiative involving a partnership with the Government of Canada’s Labour Program, funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund; and four research and teaching databases – the Gender and Work Database (GWD), the Comparative Perspectives Database (CPD), the Employment Standards Database (ESD) and the CLC-DAI.

Degrees

PhD, York University
MA Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University
BA Political Studies, Trent University

Research Interests

, Political Economy, Labour Rights, Gender Studies, Migration, Citizenship

Current Research Projects

Canadian Foundation for Innovation, John Evans Leadership Opportunity Fund Grant, “Canada Labour Code Data Analysis Infrastructure (CLC-DAI),” Principal Investigator, January 2018

    Summary:

    Canadian Foundation for Innovation, John Evans Leadership Opportunity Fund Grant, “Canada Labour Code Data Analysis Infrastructure (CLC-DAI),” Principal Investigator, January 2018

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    John Evans Leadership Opportunity Fund Grant
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Partnership Grant, “Closing the Enforcement Gap: Improving Employment Standards for Workers in Precarious Jobs,” Principal Investigator, March 2013

    Summary:

    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Partnership Grant, “Closing the Enforcement Gap: Improving Employment Standards for Workers in Precarious Jobs,” Principal Investigator, March 2013

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Partnership Grant,
Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Leadership Opportunity Fund Grant, “Global Employment Standards Database (GESD),” Principal Investigator, January 2012-December 2016

    Summary:

    Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Leadership Opportunity Fund Grant, “Global Employment Standards Database (GESD),” Principal Investigator, January 2012-December 2016

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Leadership Opportunity Fund Grant
Law Commission of Ontario, Research grants to prepare two monographs for Vulnerable Workers Taskforce Co-Investigator with Mary Gellatly, Mark P. Thomas, Eric Tucker and Co-Investigator with Andrea Noack , Summer 2011

    Summary:

    Law Commission of Ontario, Research grants to prepare two monographs for Vulnerable Workers Taskforce Co-Investigator with Mary Gellatly, Mark P. Thomas, Eric Tucker and Co-Investigator with Andrea Noack , Summer 2011

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Law Commission of Ontario, Research grants
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard Research Grant, “A New Approach to Labour Market Membership: Canadian Employment Policy in Focus,” Principal Investigator, Spring 2010-2013

    Summary:

    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard Research Grant, “A New Approach to Labour Market Membership: Canadian Employment Policy in Focus,” Principal Investigator, Spring 2010-2013

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada Grant, “Liberating Temporariness: Imagining Alternatives to Permanence as a Pathway to Social Inclusion,” Co-Investigator with Robert Latham and Valerie Preston, Fall 2010

    Summary:

    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada Grant, “Liberating Temporariness: Imagining Alternatives to Permanence as a Pathway to Social Inclusion,” Co-Investigator with Robert Latham and Valerie Preston, Fall 2010

    Funders:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Vosko, Leah F., Noack, Andrea M., King, Adam and Rebecca Hii. (forthcoming). “Precarious Employment and the Security Premium in Canada’s Federally-Regulated Private Sector” in Peters, John and Don Wells (eds.), Canadian Labour Policy and Politics: Inequality and Alternatives . Ontario: Oxford University Press Canada.

2020

Marsden, Sarah, Eric Tucker and Leah F. Vosko. (forthcoming). "The Trilemma of Canadian Migrant Worker Policy: Facilitating Employer Access while Protecting the Canadian Labour Market and Addressing Migrant Worker Exploitation?" in Dauvergne, Catherine (ed.), Research Handbook on the Law and Politics of Migration . Edward Elgar Press.

2020

Thomas, Mark P. and Leah F. Vosko (2019). “Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium, ” in Thomas, Mark P., Leah F. Vosko, Carlo Fanelli and Olena Lyubchenko (eds.), Change and Continuity: Rethinking the New Canadian Political Economy. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2019

Vosko, Leah F. (2019). “Feminist Political Economy and Everyday Research on Work and Employment: The Case of the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap” in Thomas, Mark P., Leah F. Vosko, Carlo Fanelli and Olena Lyubchenko (eds.), Change and Continuity: Rethinking the New Canadian Political Economy. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2019

Vosko, Leah F., Grundy, John and Mark P. Thomas. (2017). “Beyond New Governance: Evaluating New Approaches to Employment Standards Enforcement in Liberal Market Economies,” in Colin Fenwick (ed.), Regulating for Equitable and Job-Rich Growth. Palgrave/International Labour Organization. International Institute for Labour Studies: ILO, Geneva.

2017

Latham, Robert, Leah F. Vosko, Valerie Preston and Melisa Breton. (2014). “Challenges to Liberating Temporariness: Imagining Alternatives to Permanence as a Pathway for Social Inclusion,” in Vosko, Leah F., Valerie Preston and Robert Latham (eds.), Liberating Temporariness?: Migration, Work and Citizenship in an Age of Insecurity. McGill-Queen’s University Press: Montreal and Kingston. (shared first authorship between Latham, Vosko and Preston).

2014

Vosko, Leah F. (2012). “The Challenge of Expanding EI Coverage,” in Banting, Keith and Jon Medow (eds.), Making EI Work: Research from the Mowat Centre Employment Insurance Task Force. Toronto and Montreal: Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation, McGill-Queen’s University Press and Queen’s School of Policy Studies: 57-119

2012

Vosko, Leah F. (2011). “Out of the Shadows? The Non-Binding Multilateral Framework on Migration (2006) and Prospects for Forging Global Labour Market Membership through International Labour Regulation,” in Davidov, Guy and Brian Langille, (eds.), The Idea of Labour Law. London, Hart Publishing: 365-384

2011

Vosko, Leah F. (2011). “Precarious Employment and the Problem of SER-Centrism: Regulating for ‘Decent Work’.” in Lee, Sangheon and Deirdre McCann, (eds.), Regulating for Decent Work: New Directions in Labour Market Regulation. Geneva and London: ILO/Palgrave: 57-89.

2011

Vosko, Leah F. and Lisa F. Clark. (2009). “Gendered Precariousness and Social Reproduction in Canada,” in Vosko, Leah F., Martha MacDonald and Iain Campbell, (eds.), Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment. London and New York: Routledge Press: 26-42

2009

Vosko, Leah F., Martha MacDonald and Iain Campbell. (2009). “Introduction: Gender and the Concept of Precarious Employment,” in Vosko, Leah F., Martha MacDonald and Iain Campbell (eds.), Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment. London and New York: Routledge Press: 1-25.

2009

Vosko, Leah F. (2009). “Precarious Employment and the Challenges for Employment Policy,” in Cohen, Marjorie and Jane Pulkingham (eds.), Public Policy for Women in Canada: The State, Income Security, and Labour Market Issues. Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 374-395.

2009

Vosko, Leah F. (2008). “ILO Action on ‘The Scope of the Employment Relationship’: Lessons from Canada on Fostering Social Cohesion,” in O’Brien, Robert (ed.), Solidarity First: Canadian Workers and Social Cohesion. Vancouver: UBC Press: 169-189.

2008

Vosko, Leah F. (2008). “‘Lifelong Learning’ and Precarious Work: Challenging the Paradigm of Employability Security,” in Livingstone, David, Kiran Mirchandani and Peter Sawchuk (eds.), The Future of Lifelong Learning and Work: Critical Perspectives. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam: 157-170.

2008

Vosko, Leah F. (2007). “Gendered Labour Market Insecurities: Manifestations of Precarious
Employment in Different Locations,” in Shalla, Vivian and Wallace Clement (eds.), Work and Labour in Tumultuous Times: Critical Perspectives. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 50-95.

2007

Vosko, Leah F. (2007). “Representing Informal Economy Workers: Emerging Global Strategies and their Lessons for North American Unions,” in Cobble, Dorothy Sue (ed.), The Sex of Class: Women and America’s New Labour Movements. Ithaca: Cornell University Press: 272-290.

2007

Cranford, Cynthia J., Mary Gellatly, Deena Ladd and Leah F. Vosko. (2006). “Community Unionism and Labour Movement Renewal: Organizing for Fair Employment,” in Kumar, Pradeep and Christopher Schenk (eds.), Paths to Union Renewal: Canadian Experiences. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, Garamond Press, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: 237–249.

2006

Cranford, Cynthia J. and Leah F. Vosko. (2006). “Conceptualizing Precarious Employment: Mapping Wage Work across Social Location and Occupational Context,” in Vosko, Leah F. (ed.), Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 43-66.

2006

Vosko, Leah F. (2006). “Crisis Tendencies in Social Reproduction: The Case of Ontario’s Early Year’s Plan,” in Bezanson, Kate and Meg Luxton (eds.), Rethinking Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo-liberalism. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 145-172.

2006

Vosko, Leah F. (2006). “Gender, Precarious Work and the International Labour Code: The Ghost in the Closet,” in Fudge, Judy and Rosemary Owens (eds.), Precarious Work, Women and the New Economy: The Challenge to Legal Norms. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing: 53-75.

2006

Vosko, Leah F. and Nancy Zukewich. (2006). “Precarious by Choice? Gender and Self-Employment,” in Vosko, Leah F. (ed.), Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 67-89.

2006

Bernstein, Stephanie, Katherine Lippel, Eric Tucker and Leah F. Vosko. (2006). “Precarious Employment and the Law’s Flaws: Identifying Regulatory Failure and Securing Effective Protection for Workers,” in Vosko, Leah F. (ed.), Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 203-220.

2006

Cranford, Cynthia J., Tania Das Gupta, Deena Ladd and Leah F. Vosko. (2006). “Thinking through Community Unionism,” in Vosko, Leah F. (ed.), Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 353-377.

2006

Vosko, Leah F. (2006). “What Is to Be Done? Harnessing Knowledge to Mitigate Precarious Employment,” in Vosko, Leah F. (ed.), Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 379-388.

2006

Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (2004). “Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income,” in Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko (eds.), Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 3-33.

2004

Vosko, Leah F. (2004). “Standard-Setting at the ILO: The Case of Precarious Employment,” in Kirton, John and Michael J. Trebilcock (eds.), Hard Choices, Soft Law: Combining Trade, Environment, and Social Cohesion in Global Governance. New York: Ashgate: 139-157.

2004

Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko. (2003). “Changing Canada: Political Economy As Transformation (Introduction).” in Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko (eds.), Changing Canada: Political Economy as Transformation. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: xi-xxxii.

2003

Vosko, Leah F. (2003). “Gender Differentiation and the Standard/Non-Standard Employment Distinction in Canada, 1945 to the Present” in Juteau, Danielle (ed.), Patterns and Processes of Social Differentiation: The Construction of Gender, Age, ‘Race/Ethnicity’ and Locality. University of Toronto Press/University of Montreal Press. French and English: 25-80.

2003

Fudge, Judy and Leah F. Vosko. (2003). “Gendered Paradoxes and the Rise of Contingent Work: Towards a Transformative Feminist Political Economy of the Labour Market.” in Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko (eds.), Changing Canada: Political Economy as Transformation. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 183-213.

2003

Armstrong, Pat, Andrew, Caroline and Leah F. Vosko. (2003). “General Introduction,” in Andrew, Caroline, Armstrong, Pat, Armstrong, Hugh, Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko (eds.), Studies in Political Economy: Developments in Feminism. Toronto: Women’s Press.

2003

Vosko, Leah F. (2003). “The Pasts (and Futures) of Feminist Political Economy in Canada: Reviving the Debate” in Andrew, Caroline, Armstrong, Pat, Armstrong, Hugh, Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko (eds.), Studies in Political Economy: Developments in Feminism. Toronto: Women’s Press. *(modified and reprinted from SPE 2002 April)

2003

Vosko, Leah F. (2003). “‘Decent Work’: The Shifting Role of the ILO and the Struggle for Global Social Justice,” in Cohen, Marjorie and Stephen McBride (eds.), Global Turbulence: Social Activists and State Responses to Globalization. UK: Ashgate 174-191. *(chapter designed for classroom use based on article in Global Social Policy 2002 April).

2003

Vosko, Leah F. (2002). “Mandatory ‘Marriage’ or Obligatory Waged Work: Social Assistance and the Single Mother’s Complex Roles in Wisconsin and Ontario,” in Bashevkin, Sylvia. (ed.) Women’s Work is Never Done: Comparative Studies in Care-Giving, Employment, And Social Policy Reform. New York, Routledge: 165-199.

2002

Cobble, Dorothy Sue and Leah F. Vosko. (2000). “Historical Perspectives on Representing Workers in ‘Non-Standard’ Employment,” in F. Carre, M.A. Ferber, I. Golden and S.A. Herzenberg (eds.), Nonstandard Work: The Nature and Challenges of Changing Employment Relations. Champagne, IL: Industrial Relations Research Association: 291-312

2000

Vosko, Leah F. (1999). "Workfare Temporaries: Workfare and the Rise of the Temporary Employment Relationship in Ontario " in Broad, D. (ed.), Citizens or Consumers: Social Policy in a Market Society. Halifax and Vancouver: Fernwood Press: 55-79 (Reprinted from Canadian Review of Social Policy. November (1998).)

1999

Vosko, Leah F. (1996). "Irregular Workers, New Involuntary Social Exiles: Women and UI Reform." in Pulkingham, J. and G. Ternowetsky (eds.), Remaking Canadian Social Policy: Social Security in the Late 1990s. Toronto: Fernwood Press: 265-272.

1996

Vosko, Leah F. (1995). "Recreating Dependency: Women and UI Reform." in Drache, D.and A. Ranikin (eds.). Warm Heart, Cold Country. Toronto: Caledon Press: 213-231.

1995

Books

Publication
Year

Vosko, Leah F. et al. (forthcoming). Closing the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap: Improving Protections for People in Precarious Jobs. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2020

Thomas, Mark, Leah F. Vosko, Carlo Fanelli and Olena Lyubchenko (eds.). (2019). Change and Continuity: Rethinking the New Canadian Political Economy. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2019

Vosko, Leah F. (2019). Disrupting Deportability: Transnational Workers Organize. Ithaca: Cornell University Press (ILR imprint).

2019

Vosko, Leah F., Valerie Preston and Robert Latham (eds.). (2014). Liberating Temporariness?: Migration, Work and Citizenship in an Age of Insecurity. McGill-Queen’s University Press: Montreal and Kingston.

2014

Vosko, Leah F. (2010). Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment. (Politics and Business Series) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

2010

Vosko, Leah F., Martha MacDonald and Iain Campbell (eds.). (2009). Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment. London and New York: Routledge Press (Advances in Feminist Economics Series).

2009

Vosko, Leah F. (ed.). (2006). Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2006

Cranford, Cynthia, Judy Fudge, Eric Tucker and Leah F. Vosko (eds.) .(2005). Self-Employed Workers Organize: Law, Policy, and Unions. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2005

Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (eds). (2004). Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2004

Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko (eds.). (2003). Changing Canada: The Political Economy of Transformation. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2003

Andrew, Caroline, Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong, Wallace Clement and Leah F. Vosko (eds.). (2003). Studies in Political Economy: Developments in Feminism. Toronto: Women’s Press

2003

Vosko, Leah F. (2000). Temporary Work: The Gendered Rise of a Precarious Employment Relationship. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2000

Monographs

Publication
Year

Vosko, Leah F., Andrea M. Noack and Eric Tucker. (2016). “Employment Standards (‘ES’) Coverage and Enforcement: A scan of employment standards complaints and their resolution under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (‘ESA’),” Ontario Ministry of Labour Changing Workplaces Review.

2016

Vosko, Leah F., Andrea M. Noack and Mark P. Thomas. (2016). “Employment Standards (‘ES’) Coverage and Enforcement: How far does the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (‘ESA’) extend and what are the gaps in coverage?" Ontario Ministry of Labour Changing Workplaces Review.

2016

Vosko, Leah F., Eric Tucker, Mark P. Thomas and Mary Gellatly. (2012). “New Approaches to Enforcement and Compliance with Labour Regulatory Standards: The Case of Ontario, Canada,” Toronto: Law Commission of Ontario.

2012

Noack, Andrea M. and Leah F. Vosko. (2012). “Precarious Jobs in Ontario: Mapping Dimensions of Labour Market in Security by Workers’ Social Location and Context,” Toronto: Law Commission of Ontario.

2012

Vosko, Leah F. (2011). “The Challenge of Expanding EI Coverage: Charting Exclusions and Partial Exclusions on the Bases of Gender, Immigration Status, Age, and Place of Residence and Exploring Avenues for Inclusive Policy Redesign,” Toronto: Mowat Centre for Public Policy.

2011

Vosko, Leah F. (2004). Confronting the Norm: Gender and the International Regulation of Precarious Work. Ottawa: Law Commission of Canada. http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/Collection/JL2-27-2004E.pdf

2004

Vosko, Leah F. (ed.). (2003). Just Labour: Forum on Precarious Employment. (September)

2003

Fudge, Judy, Eric Tucker and Leah F. Vosko. (2003). “The Legal Concept of Employment: Marginalizing Workers.” Ottawa: The Law Commission of Canada.

2003

Vosko, Leah F. (2002). Rethinking Feminization: Gendered Precariousness in the Canadian Labour Market and the Crisis in Social Reproduction,” a monograph prepared for the Annual Robart’s Lecture, John P. Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.

2002

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Tucker, Eric, Leah F. Vosko, Rebecca Casey, Mark P. Thomas, John Grundy and Andrea M. Noack (2019). “Carrying Little Sticks: Is there a ‘Deterrence Gap’ in Employment Standards Enforcement in Ontario, Canada?”International Journal of Labour Law and Industrial Relations. 35(1) 1-30.

2019

Vosko, Leah F., Eric Tucker and Rebecca M. Casey (2019). "Enforcing Employment Standards for Migrant Agricultural Workers in Ontario: Exposing Underexplored Layers of Vulnerability". International Journal of Labour Law and Industrial Relations. 35(2) 227-254.

2019

Thomas, Mark P., Leah F. Vosko, Eric Tucker, Mercedes Steedman, Andrea M. Noack, John Grundy, Mary Gellatly and Lisa Leinveer (2019). “The Employment Standards Enforcement Gap and the Overtime Pay Exemption in Ontario.” Labour/Le travail. Vol. 84, Fall.

2019

Vosko, Leah F., Grundy, John, Casey, Rebecca and Noack, Andrea M. (2018) “A Tattered Quilt: Exemptions and Special Rules under Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (2000)”. Canadian Employment and Labour Law Journal. 21(2) 267-298.

2018

Vosko, Leah F. (2018). “Legal but Deportable: Institutionalized Deportability and the Limits of Collective Bargaining among Participants in Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program.” ILR Review Special Issue on The Impact of Immigrant Legalization Initiatives: International Perspectives. DOI:10.1177/0019793918756055

2018

Casey, Rebecca, Eric Tucker, Leah F. Vosko and Andrea M. Noack. (2018). “Using tickets in employment standards inspections: Deterrence as effective enforcement in Ontario, Canada?” Economic and Industrial Relations Review. 29(2) 228-249.

2018

Vosko, Leah F., John Grundy, Mark Thomas, Eric Tucker, Andrea M. Noack, Rebecca Casey, Mary Gellatly and Jennifer Mussell. (2017). “The Compliance Model of Employment Standards Enforcement: An Evidence-based Assessment of its Efficacy in Instances of Wage Theft.” Industrial Relations Journal. 48 (3) 256-273.

2017

Grundy, John, Andrea M. Noack, Leah F. Vosko and Rebecca Hii. (2017). “The Enforcement of Ontario’s Employment Standards Act: The Impact of Reforms.” Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques (shared second authorship with Noack, 30%). 43(3) 190-201.

2017

Vosko, Leah F. (2016). “Blacklisting as a Modality of Deportability: Mexico’s Response to Circular Migrant Agricultural Workers’ Pursuit of Collective Bargaining Rights in British Columbia, Canada.”Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 42, 8: 1371-1387.

2016

Vosko, Leah F. (2016). “Blacklisting as a Modality of Deportability: Mexico’s Response to Circular Migrant Agricultural Workers’ Pursuit of Collective Bargaining Rights in British Columbia, Canada.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 42, 8: 1371-1387. (first published online November 20, 2015 as DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2015.1111134)

2016

Vosko, Leah F., John Grundy and Mark Thomas. (2016). “Challenging New Governance: Evaluating New Approaches to Employment Standards Enforcement in Common Law Jurisdictions.” Economic and Industrial Democracy. 37: 373-398 (first published online September 8, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0143831X14546237)

2016

Tucker, E., Alan Hall, Leah Vosko, Rebecca Hall and Elliot Siemiatycki. (2016). “Making or Administering Law and Policy? Discretion and Judgement in Employment Standards Enforcement in Ontario." Canadian Journal of Law & Society / La Revue Canadienne Droit et Société. 31 (April), 1: 65-86 (Published online November 23, 2015 as DOI:10.1017/cls.2015.34)

2016

Mirchandani, Kiran, Leah F. Vosko, Urvashi Soni-Sinha, J. Adam Perry, Andrea M. Noack, Rebecca Hall and Mary Gellatly. (2016). “Methodological k/nots: Designing research on the enforcement of labor standards.” Journal of Mixed Methods Research. June 8, 2016: 1-15 (Published online as DOI: 10.1177/1558689816651793) (equal authorship)

2016

Noack, Andrea, Leah F. Vosko and John Grundy. (2015). “Measuring Employment Standards Violations, Evasion and Erosion using a Telephone Survey.” Industrial Relations/ Relations Industrielles. (equal first authorship with Noack), 70, 1: 86-109.

2015

Vosko, Leah F. and Mark Thomas. (2014). “Confronting the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap: Exploring the Potential of Union Engagement in Employment Law in Ontario, Canada.” Journal of Industrial Relations. 56: 631-652.

2014

Vosko, Leah F. (2014). “Tenuously Unionized: Temporary Migrant Workers and the Limits of Formal Mechanisms Designed to Promote Collective Bargaining in British Columbia, Canada.” Industrial Law Journal. 43(4) December: 451-84.

2014

Vosko, Leah F. (2013). “‘Rights without Remedies’: Enforcing Employment Standards in Ontario by Maximizing Voice among Workers in Precarious Jobs.” Osgoode Hall Law Journal. 50 (4): 845-873.

2013

Vosko, Leah F. (2013). “National Sovereignty and Transnational Labour: the case of Mexican seasonal agricultural workers in British Columbia, Canada." Industrial Relations Journal. 56(44): 514–532

2013

Rajkumar, Deepa, Laurel Berkowitz, Leah F. Vosko, Valerie Preston, and Robert Latham. (2012). “At the Temporary-Permanent Divide: How Canada Produces Temporariness and Makes Citizens through its Security, Work, and Settlement Policies.” Citizenship Studies. 16 (3-4): 483-510. (equal authorship)

2012

Gellatly, Mary, John Grundy, Kiran Mirchandani, Adam Perry, Mark Thomas and Leah F. Vosko. (2011). “‘Modernizing’ Employment Standards? Administrative Efficiency, Market Regulation, and the Production of the Illegitimate Claimant in Ontario, Canada.” Economic and Labour Relations Review. 22 (2) (July): 81-106.

2011

Vosko, Leah F. (2010). “A New Approach to Regulating Temporary Agency Work in Ontario or Back to the Future?” Industrial Relations/ Relations Industrielles. 65, 4 (December): 632-653. (This article has been reprinted and translated into Swedish. It appears as: Vosko, Leah F. (2013). “Ett nytt synsätt på reglering av arbete vid bemanningsföretag i Ontario,
ellerTillbaka till framtiden?” Arbetarhistoria. 3-4: 16-26.)

2010

Vosko, Leah F. (2009). “Less than Adequate: Regulating Temporary Agency Work in the EU in the Face of an Internal Market in Services.” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society. (special issue on “Transforming Work”). Electronic copy: April, 1-17; Hard copy 2, 3, November.

2009

Fuller, Sylvia and Leah F. Vosko. (2008). “Temporary Employment and Social Inequality in Canada: Exploring Intersections of Gender, Race and Migration.” Social Indicators Research. 88 (1) August: 31-50.

2008

Vosko, Leah F. (2008). “Temporary Work in Transnational Labour Regulation: SER Centrism and the Risk of Exacerbating Gendered Precariousness.” Social Indicators Research. 88 (1) August: 131-145.

2008

Vosko, Leah. F. (2007). “Precarious Part-Time Work in Australia and in Transnational Labour Regulation: The Gendered Limits of SER-Centrism.” Labour and Industry. 17 (3) April: 99-125.

2007

Fudge, Judy, Eric Tucker, and Leah F. Vosko. (2003). “Changing Boundaries in Employment: Developing a New Platform for Labour Law.” Canada Labour and Employment Law Journal. 10 (3): 361-39

2003

Fudge, Judy, Tucker, Eric and Leah F. Vosko. (2003) . “Employee or Independent Contractor? Charting the Legal Significance of the Distinction in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Labour and Employment Law. 10 (2): 193-230.

2003

Cranford, Cynthia, Vosko, Leah F. and Nancy Zukewich. (2003) . “Precarious Employment in the Canadian Labour Market: A Statistical Portrait.” Just Labour. (September)

2003

Vosko, Leah F., Nancy Zukewick and Cynthia Cranford. (2003). “Precarious Jobs: A New Typology of Employment.” Perspectives on Labour and Income. Ottawa: Statistics Canada: October: 16-26.

2003

Cranford, Cynthia, Vosko, Leah F. and Nancy Zukewich. (2003). “The Gender of Precariousness in the Canadian Labour Force.” Industrial Relations. (September)

2003

Vosko, Leah F. (2002) . “‘Decent Work’: The Shifting Role of the ILO and the Struggle for Global Social Justice.” Global Social Policy. April, 2: 1

2002

Griffin-Cohen, Marjorie, Laurell Ritchie, Michelle Swenarchuk and Leah F. Vosko. (2002). “Globalization: Some Implications and Strategies for Women.” Canadian Women’s Studies. 21/22 (4/1): 6-14.

2002

Vosko, Leah F. (2002). “The Pasts (and Futures) of Feminism and Political Economy in Canada: Reviving the Debate.” Studies in Political Economy. Summer: 55-85.

2002

Vosko, Leah F. and David Witwer. (2001). “‘Not a man’s union’: Women in the Teamsters Union During the 1940s and 1950s.” Journal of Women’s History. 13 (3): (Autumn): 169-92.

2001

Fudge, Judy and Leah F. Vosko. (2001). “By Whose Standards? Re-Regulating the Canadian Labour Market.” Economic and Industrial Democracy. 22 (3): 327-356.

2001

Fudge, Judy and Leah F. Vosko. (2001). “Gender, Segmentation and the Standard Employment Relationship in Canadian Labour Law and Policy.” Economic and Industrial Democracy. 22 (2): 271-310.

2001

Vosko, Leah F. (1998). “Regulating Precariousness?: The Temporary Employment Relationship Under the NAFTA and the EC Treaty.” Relations Industrielles/ Industrial Relations. 53 (1) March: 123-153.

1998

Luxton, Meg and Leah F. Vosko. (1998). “Where Women’s Efforts Count: The 1996 Census Campaign and ‘Family Politics’ in Canada.” Studies in Political Economy. 56 Summer: 49-82.

1998

Vosko, Leah F. (1998). “Workfare Temporaries: Workfare and the Rise of the Temporary Employment Relationship in Ontario.” Canadian Review of Social Policy. November: 55-79.

1998

Vosko, Leah F. (1997). “Legitimizing the Triangular Employment Relationship: Emerging International Labour Standards from a Comparative Perspective.” Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal. Fall: 43-77.

1997

Vosko, Leah F. (1993). “Fabric Friends and Clothing Foes: A Comparative Analysis of Textile and Apparel Industries under the NAFTA.” Review of Radical Political Economics. New York: Basil Blackwell Publishers, 25 (4): 45-58.

1993

Vosko, Leah F. (1993). "The Last Thread: Analysis of the Apparel Goods Provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Impact on Women." Ottawa: The Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives.

1993


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 GS/POLS6700 6.0 A Advanced Studies in Women and Politics SEMR