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The Effects of Temporary Services and Contracting out on Low-Skilled Workers: Evidence from Auto Suppliers, Hospitals, and Public Schools

Citation

Erickcek, George A.; Houseman, Susan N.; & Kalleberg, Arne L. (2003). The Effects of Temporary Services and Contracting out on Low-Skilled Workers: Evidence from Auto Suppliers, Hospitals, and Public Schools. In Appelbaum, Eileen; Bernhardt, Annette; & Murnane, Richard J. (Eds.), Low-Wage America: How Employers Are Reshaping Opportunity in the Workplace (pp. 368-403). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Abstract

About 27.5 million Americans—nearly 24 percent of the labor force—earn less than $8.70 an hour, not enough to keep a family of four out of poverty, even working full-time year-round. Job ladders for these workers have been dismantled, limiting their ability to get ahead in today’s labor market. Low-Wage America is the most extensive study to date of how the choices employers make in response to economic globalization, industry deregulation, and advances in information technology affect the lives of tens of millions of workers at the bottom of the wage distribution.

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Low-Wage America: How Employers Are Reshaping Opportunity in the Workplace

Author(s)

Erickcek, George A.
Houseman, Susan N.
Kalleberg, Arne L.

Editor(s)

Appelbaum, Eileen
Bernhardt, Annette
Murnane, Richard J.

Year Published

2003

Pages

368-403

Publisher

Russell Sage Foundation

City of Publication

New York

Reference ID

2121