Research Report Low-Income and Low-Skilled Workers' Involvement in Nonstandard Employment
Final Report
Julia Lane, Kelly S. Mikelson, Patrick T. Sharkey, Doug Wissoker
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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.
Research Areas Education Wealth and financial well-being Families Social safety net Workforce
Tags Workforce development Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Employment and income data