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The Growth of Unstable and Low-Wage Work Among Older Workers

Teresa Ghilarducci, Michael Papadopoulos and Anthony Webb ()

No 2018-03, SCEPA policy note series. from Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), The New School

Abstract: Between 2005 and 2015, the growth in older workers’ unstable and low-wage jobs outpaced growth in jobs offering decent pay or stable employment. By 2015, nearly 1 in 4 older workers were in bad jobs. Bad jobs include the alternative work arrangements of on-call, temp/contract, and gig jobs (excluding independent contractors) and low-wage traditional jobs (paying less than $15,000 per year).

Keywords: Alternative work; Employment; Gig economy; Low-wage; Traditional jobs; Unemployment; Older workers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E21 E24 J26 J38 J62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 6 pages
Date: 2018-05
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