The article investigates the relationship between job security and the housing conditions. The deregulation process with the widespread of temporary jobs has led to an increase in weak positions for employees and has major implications on the safety of household’s income. The instability of income may hinder investments in the housing conditions that are at the basis of living in an adequate house. To investigate the influence of job instability and level of income on housing problems, we analyze the Italian data of the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions for the year 2011. The results show that the disadvantage of having an insecure income affects more than economic level, the chances of suffering from poor housing.
Keywords: Inequality, housing, housing deprivation, temporary employment, income security, foundational economy