Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies
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The number of people working part-time who would rather work full-time is almost double what it was seven years ago at 7 million people. Despite signs of economic recovery, many businesses say they are still struggling and depend on part-time workers, especially those who work on-call. New federal data show that almost half of all part-time workers under age thirty-two work unpredictable hours, leaving them with reduced paychecks and scrambling for child-care. A discussion about the latest trends in part-time work and the push for new laws that protect employees.
director, Fair Workweek Initiative at the Center for Popular Democracy.
resident scholar in economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
associate professor, School of Social Service Administration, The University of Chicago.
U.S. Congresswoman, representing Connecticut's 3rd district; co-chair of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.
Information Source: Schedule Unpredictability Among Early Career Workers in the US Labor Market:A National Snapshot by
Susan J. Lambert, Peter J. Fugiel and Julia R. Henly, University of Chicago
New Research On Part-Time, On-Call Workers
Research by University of Chicago. Infographic by The Center for Popular Democracy