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Temporary agency and other nonstandard work arrangements (47)
Do Temporary Help Jobs Improve Labor Market Outcomes? A Pilot Analysis with Welfare Clients Reports (2002)
We draw upon administrative data from an unusual policy experiment in the state of Michigan to study the effects of temporary agency employment among welfare-to-work clients on job retention, program recidivism, and earnings. To identify ...
The Effects of Temporary Services and Contracting Out on Low-Skilled Workers: Evidence from Auto Suppliers, Hospitals, and Public Schools Upjohn Institute Working Papers (2002)
We examine why employers use temporary agency and contract company workers and the implications of these practices for the wages, benefits, and working conditions of workers in low-skilled labor markets. Through intensive case studies in ...
The Benefits Implications of Recent Trends in Flexible Staff Arrangements Upjohn Institute Working Papers (2001)
Workers in flexible staffing arrangements - including temporary agency, direct-hire temporary, on-call, and contract workers - are much less likely than regular, direct-hire employees to be covered by laws mandating or regulating workplace benefits. Workers ...
Working Time in Comparative Perspective: Volume II - Life-Cycle Working Time and Nonstandard Work (2001)
The chapters explore an expanded set of working-time issues, which may be loosely grouped under two topics: 1) working time over the life cycle, and 2) nonstandard work arrangements (e.g., temporary work, job sharing and ...
Why Employers Use Flexible Staffing Arrangements: Evidence from an Establishment Survey Upjohn Institute Working Papers (2000)
This paper examines which employers use flexible staffing arrangements, why they use these arrangements, and their implications for workers and public policy, drawing on a nationally representative survey of private sector establishments. Use of flexible ...
The Implications of Flexible Staffing Arrangements for Job Stability Upjohn Institute Working Papers (1999)
In this paper, we examine the job stability of workers in a wide range of flexible staffing arrangements: agency temporary, direct-hire temporary, on-call, contract company, independent contractor, and regular part-time work. We draw upon two ...
Globalization, offshoring, and productivity (27)
Understanding the Decline of U.S. Manufacturing Employment Upjohn Institute Working Papers (2018)
U.S. manufacturing experienced a precipitous and historically unprecedented decline in employment in the 2000s. Many economists and other analysts—pointing to decades of statistics showing that manufacturing real (inflation-adjusted) output growth has largely kept pace with ...