Accession Number : ADA263052


Title :   Workers at Risk: Increased Numbers in Contingent Employment Lack Insurance, Other Benefits


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263052.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : This report summarizes our analysis of data from the Bureau of the Census, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). We supplemented our analysis with information from published studies and interviews with federal and state officials, employers, union representatives, and labor analysts. In the past, nearly all employed Americans worked full-time for a single employer, but that pattern is changing. Many workers currently are employed in part-time, temporary, contract, and other types of flexible work arrangements. To describe these nontraditional employment relationships, some labor analysts use the term 'contingent' employment. Some definitions of contingent work include, besides the groups listed above, the self-employed, leased employees, and workers in the business services sector.


Descriptors :   *EMPLOYMENT , *WORK , *GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES , *CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , ECONOMICS , SALARIES , INSURANCE , WOMEN


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE