Joe LaBriola received a 2018 IPUMS Student Research award for his work with Daniel Schneider on “Worker Power and Class Polarization in Intra-Year Work Hour Volatility.” UC Berkeley. SocArXiv.
Precarious workers, or workers who fill a full-time permanent job but without the rights of permanent employees, have increased in the US in recent decades. LaBriola and Schneider examine an important dimension of precarious work: instability in the amount and regularity of work hours. Taking advantage of IPUMS CPS's new linking keys to exploit the panel aspect of the CPS, the authors find that "low-wage workers experience disproportionately greater work hour volatility.