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Alternative and Part-Time Employment Arrangements as a Response to Job Loss

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I examine the extent to which workers who lose jobs obtain work in alternative employment arrangements, including temporary work and independent contracting, and obtain voluntary or involuntary part-time work. I find that job losers are significantly more likely than nonlosers to be in both temporary jobs (including on-call work and contract work) and involuntarily part-time jobs. I also find evidence that temporary and involuntary part-time jobs are part of a transitional process subsequent to job loss leading to regular full-time employment. Copyright 1999 by University of Chicago Press.

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  • Farber, Henry S, 1999. "Alternative and Part-Time Employment Arrangements as a Response to Job Loss," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 17(4), pages 142-169, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucp:jlabec:v:17:y:1999:i:4:p:s142-69
    DOI: 10.1086/209946
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