Half A Job: Bad and Good Part-Time Jobs in a Changing Labor Market (Paperback)Chris Tilly (author)
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Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 15 mm
"Chris Tilly's study of part-time work differs from, and is superior to, most others because he puts the organizations that hire part-time workers at the center of his analysis. His ideas about part-time work are derived logically and rigorously. This is true, most especially, of the original and useful distinction he draws between retention and secondary part-time jobs that is at the heart of the book. Half a Job is original, distinctive, and significant."
-Eileen Appelbaum, Economic Policy Institute
"In the 1990s, for every person officially counted as 'unemployed,' at least one more person is involuntarily working part-time. These are the workers with only half a job. And their ranks are growing. In this important and compassionate book, scholar-activist Christ Tilly tells us why-and why it matters to the American standard of living."
-Bennett Harrison, Harvard University
"...someone wanting to understand the nature of part-time employment can do no better than Tilly's book. The analysis is careful and even handed. Even more impressive is the bag of tools that Tilly employs to construct a picture of part-time employment. It is a model for how empirical research should be conducted."
-Eastern Economic Journal