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The Shadow Workforce: Perspectives on Contingent Work in the United States, Japan, and Europe


  • Sandra E. Gleason
    (Pennsylvania State University)


This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of nonstandard employment and its impact on employees, businesses, unions, and public policy. It not only reveals how nonstandard employment operates in the United States, Japan, and Europe, it also highlights the important similarities and differences in the labor market issues faced in those areas.

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  • Sandra E. Gleason (ed.), 2006. "The Shadow Workforce: Perspectives on Contingent Work in the United States, Japan, and Europe," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number sw, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:sw
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    1. Lewis M. Segal & Daniel G. Sullivan, 1997. "The Growth of Temporary Services Work," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 11(2), pages 117-136, Spring.
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    contingent work; part-time work; contract workers; flexible work schedules; temporary work; temporary agencies;

    JEL classification:

    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply


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