The Workweek of Part-Time Workers

The Workweek of Part-Time Workers

photo: Jeffrey Smith ABSTRACT. Data on weekly work schedules indicate the coexistence of two groups of part-time workers. The first group represents about 40 percent of part- time employment and comprises those who work a few hours every day of the workweek, mostly during standard business hours. The other group contains workers with either variable weekly […]

The Risk of Working Part-time Involuntarily

Abstract This column presents findings indicating that, though longstanding, involuntary part-time work is an important phenomenon that remains largely overlooked. In the U.S. labor market, the number of workers who experience involuntary part-time work is large, and increases dra- matically in recessions. Since no public insurance hedges workers against this risk, its impact on workers’ […]