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

November 2009

H. Luke Shaefer, University of Michigan

Download 'working_paper09-16.pdf'.


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

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