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Author: Wallace, Leslie Renee
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1. Wallace, Leslie Renee
The Emergent Contingent Workforce
Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego, 2008.
Also: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9t09s2hx
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego
Keyword(s): Employment, Intermittent; Family Circumstances, Changes in; Family Income; Family Resources; Labor Force Participation; Work, Contingent

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This dissertation focuses on the labor supply decisions of temporary workers in order to determine who these workers are, the welfare of these workers and if their choice of employment is a result of their preferences or of labor market constraints.

In the Chapter 4 I use the NLSY79 to examine from the change from regular to contingent employment and vice versa, on family earnings. Since contingent employment is an increasingly common means of securing employment, it is important to understand whether the change in job status stated above adversely affects the economic outcome of the family unit. Results show that family earnings are adversely affected by the change in work status from regular to contingent employment although the spouse mitigates this through compensatory spousal contributions.

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Wallace, Leslie Renee. The Emergent Contingent Workforce. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego, 2008..