Low-Income and Low-Skilled Workers' Involvement in Nonstandard Employment

Research Report

Low-Income and Low-Skilled Workers' Involvement in Nonstandard Employment

Final Report

Abstract

The role of alternative work arrangements - temporary help, independent contractors, on-call workers, and contract company workers - has caught the attention of both policymakers and academic researchers alike. Current research indicates that 1 in 10 workers are employed in one of these four alternative work arrangements and employment in the temporary help services industry grew five times as fast as overall non-farm employment between 1972 and 1997.

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