Policy Brief | Dec. 2016

Unpredictable: How Unpredictable Schedules Keep Low-Income New Yorkers From Getting Ahead

Harold Stolper

Summary: This report presents data from the Community Service Society's Unheard Third survey on the prevalence and impact of two scheduling features that wreak havoc on the lives of low-wage workers: limited advance notice of schedules (i.e., when employees are informed of their hours), and fluctuations in work hours (how many hours employees will work). It concludes with an overview of policy solutions to improve work schedules for low-wage workers.

Issues: Economic Mobility & Security, The Unheard Third, Workforce & Poverty

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