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Flexible Workstyles [microform] : A Look at Contingent Labor. Conference Summary
Bib ID 5502584
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1988 
93 p. 

This report summarizes the presentations and discussions at a conference on contingent labor sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. The first two sections are introductory: (1) "Introduction to the Role of Contingent Labor" (Kathleen Christensen, Mary Murphree); and (2) "Between Now and the Year 2000: A Glimpse of the Workplace" (Jill Houghton Emery). These sections are followed by five sections that cover the following topics: (1) The Big Picture of Contingent Workers--"Understanding the Data on Part-Time and Temporary Employment" (Thomas J. Plewes); and "Historical Perspectives on Part-Time and Temporary Workers" (Joyce L. Kornbluh); (2) Forces Driving Contingent Work--"International Competition: Its Impact on Employment" (Roberta V. McKay); "Office Automation Technology and Contingent Work Modes" (Vary T. Coates); and "Production Organization and Worktime: The Emergence of a Contingent Labor Market" (Susan Christopherson); (3) Variants of Contingent Work--"Part-Time Employment: Crosscurrents of Change" (Helen Axel); "The Temporary Help Industry: Filling the Needs of Workers and Business" (Sharon Canter); "Temporary Help Is Becoming a Permanent Solution" (Anne H. Nelson); "Independent Contracting" (Kathleen Christensen); and "Employee Leasing" (Jeff S. Day); (4) Some Implications and Consequences of Contingent Work--"Shifts in Labor Market Structure and Patterns of Occupational Training" (Marcia Freedman); "Union Responses to Contingent Work: Are Win-Win Outcomes Possible?" (Eileen Appelbaum, Judith Gregory); and "Women's Labor Force Attachment: Rise of Contingent Work" (Kathleen Christensen); and (5) Conclusions--Issues for Research, Public Debate, and Policy Action. A list of conference participants is included in the report. (KC)


ERIC Note: Proceedings of the conference "The Contingent Workplace: New Directions for Work in the Year 2000.".

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Consultants.  |  Cost Effectiveness.  |  Employed Women.  |  Employer Employee Relationship.  |  Employment Patterns.  |  Employment Practices.  |  Flexible Working Hours.  |  Futures (of Society)  |  Multiple Employment.  |  Part Time Employment.  |  Policy Formation.  |  Public Policy.  |  Temporary Employment.  |  Underemployment.  |  Unions.  |  Working Hours.
Form/genre Collected Works, Proceedings.  |  Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC
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