Part-Time Workers: Some Key Differences Between Primary and Secondary Earners

November 2009

H. Luke Shaefer, University of Michigan

Download 'working_paper09-16.pdf'.


Abstract

Data from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the CPS indicate that the proportion of part-time workers who are primary earners has grown over the past three decades; part-time primary earners face numerous social welfare challenges, whereas part-time secondary earners have social welfare outcomes that compare well with those of full-time workers



Keywords:
Employment, Unemployment, and the Labor Market, Health, Health Insurance, and Health Care