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Temporary Help Employment In Recession And Recovery, Susan Houseman, Carolyn Heinrich Apr 2015

Temporary Help Employment In Recession And Recovery, Susan Houseman, Carolyn Heinrich

Susan N. Houseman

The temporary help industry, although small, plays a significant role in the macro economy, reflecting employers’ growing reliance on temporary help agencies to provide flexibility in meeting staffing needs. Drawing on detailed temporary-help order data between 2007 and 2011 from a large, nationally representative staffing company, we provide insights into the characteristics of temporary help work, employers’ use of temporary agencies to screen workers for permanent positions, and the industry’s role in labor market adjustment over the business cycle. We estimate that the temporary help industry accounted for a large share of gross job losses and job gains over ...


The Potential Effects Of Federal Health Insurance Reforms On Employment Arrangements And Compensation, Marcus Dillender, Carolyn Heinrich, Susan Houseman Mar 2015

The Potential Effects Of Federal Health Insurance Reforms On Employment Arrangements And Compensation, Marcus Dillender, Carolyn Heinrich, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) presents an opportunity to significantly improve compensation for American workers. A potential concern, though, is that employers will circumvent the employer mandate by increasing their use of workers in staffing arrangements that are not covered by the mandate: workers averaging less than 30 hours per week, working on a temporary basis, or working in organizations with fewer than 50 full-time employees. In this paper, we shed light on the likely effects that the ACA will have on employment arrangements. We first examine how part-time employment in Massachusetts changed after its health insurance reform, which is ...


Full Employment Requires Job Growth In Manufacturing, Reduction In Trade Deficit / Commentary, Susan Houseman, Dean Baker Feb 2015

Full Employment Requires Job Growth In Manufacturing, Reduction In Trade Deficit / Commentary, Susan Houseman, Dean Baker

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Proposal 12: Encouraging Work Sharing To Reduce Unemployment, Katharine Abraham, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

Proposal 12: Encouraging Work Sharing To Reduce Unemployment, Katharine Abraham, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Job Security And Work Force Adjustment: How Different Are U.S. And Japanese Practices?, Katharine Abraham, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

Job Security And Work Force Adjustment: How Different Are U.S. And Japanese Practices?, Katharine Abraham, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


What Is The Nature Of Part-Time Work In The United States And Japan?, Susan Houseman, Machiko Osawa Feb 2015

What Is The Nature Of Part-Time Work In The United States And Japan?, Susan Houseman, Machiko Osawa

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Introduction And Overview, Timothy Bartik, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

Introduction And Overview, Timothy Bartik, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


SubcontratacióN Y MedicióN De La Productividad En La Industria Estadounidense, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

SubcontratacióN Y MedicióN De La Productividad En La Industria Estadounidense, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Part-Time And Temporary Employment In Japan, Susan Houseman, Machiko Osawa Feb 2015

Part-Time And Temporary Employment In Japan, Susan Houseman, Machiko Osawa

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


The Growth Of Nonstandard Employment In Japan And The United States: A Comparison Of Causes And Consequences, Susan Houseman, Machiko Osawa Feb 2015

The Growth Of Nonstandard Employment In Japan And The United States: A Comparison Of Causes And Consequences, Susan Houseman, Machiko Osawa

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Temporary Agency Work, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

Temporary Agency Work, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Labor Standards In Alternative Work Arrangements, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

Labor Standards In Alternative Work Arrangements, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Offshoring Bias In U.S. Manufacturing, Susan Houseman, Christopher Kurz, Paul Lengermann, Benjamin Mandel Feb 2015

Offshoring Bias In U.S. Manufacturing, Susan Houseman, Christopher Kurz, Paul Lengermann, Benjamin Mandel

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Job Security In America: A Better Approach, Katharine Abraham, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

Job Security In America: A Better Approach, Katharine Abraham, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Do Temporary-Help Jobs Improve Labor Market Outcomes For Low-Skilled Workers? Evidence From "Work First", David Autor, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

Do Temporary-Help Jobs Improve Labor Market Outcomes For Low-Skilled Workers? Evidence From "Work First", David Autor, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Temporary Agency Employment: A Way Out Of Poverty?, David Autor, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

Temporary Agency Employment: A Way Out Of Poverty?, David Autor, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Offshoring Bias In U.S. Manufacturing: Implications For Productivity And Value Added, Susan Houseman, Christopher Kurz, Paul Lengermann, B. Mandel Feb 2015

Offshoring Bias In U.S. Manufacturing: Implications For Productivity And Value Added, Susan Houseman, Christopher Kurz, Paul Lengermann, B. Mandel

Susan N. Houseman

The rapid growth of offshoring has sparked a contentious debate over its impact on the U.S. manufacturing sector, which has recorded steep employment declines yet strong output growth—a fact reconciled by the notable gains in manufacturing productivity. We maintain, however, that the dramatic acceleration of imports from developing countries has imparted a significant bias to the official statistics. In particular, the price declines associated with the shift to low-cost foreign suppliers are generally not captured in input cost and import price indexes. Although cost savings are a primary driver of the shift in sourcing to foreign suppliers, the ...


External And Internal Labor Market Flexibility: An International Comparison, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

External And Internal Labor Market Flexibility: An International Comparison, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


The Benefits Implications Of Recent Trends In Flexible Staffing Arrangements, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

The Benefits Implications Of Recent Trends In Flexible Staffing Arrangements, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Introduction [To Nonstandard Work In Developed Economies], Susan Houseman, Machiko Osawa Feb 2015

Introduction [To Nonstandard Work In Developed Economies], Susan Houseman, Machiko Osawa

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Not All Productivity Gains Are The Same. Here's Why., Michael Mandel, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

Not All Productivity Gains Are The Same. Here's Why., Michael Mandel, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Female Workers As A Buffer In The Japanese Economy, Susan Houseman, Katharine Abraham Feb 2015

Female Workers As A Buffer In The Japanese Economy, Susan Houseman, Katharine Abraham

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Does Employment Protection Inhibit Labor Market Flexibility? Lessons From Germany, France, And Belgium, Katharine Abraham, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

Does Employment Protection Inhibit Labor Market Flexibility? Lessons From Germany, France, And Belgium, Katharine Abraham, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


The Equity And Efficiency Of Job Security: Contrasting Perspectives On Collective Dismissal Laws In Western Europe, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

The Equity And Efficiency Of Job Security: Contrasting Perspectives On Collective Dismissal Laws In Western Europe, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Part-Time Employment In Europe And Japan, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

Part-Time Employment In Europe And Japan, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Employer Mandates, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

The Effects Of Employer Mandates, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Externalisation, Délocalisations Et Mesurede La Productivité Dans L'Industrieaux Etats-Unis, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

Externalisation, Délocalisations Et Mesurede La Productivité Dans L'Industrieaux Etats-Unis, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Introduction And Overview [To Working Time, Vol. Ii], Susan Houseman, Alice Nakamura Feb 2015

Introduction And Overview [To Working Time, Vol. Ii], Susan Houseman, Alice Nakamura

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Removing Barriers To Work For Older Americans, Katharine Abraham, Susan Houseman Feb 2015

Removing Barriers To Work For Older Americans, Katharine Abraham, Susan Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.


Do Temporary Jobs Help Low-Skilled Workers? Surprising Data From Detroit, David H. Autor, Susan N. Houseman Feb 2015

Do Temporary Jobs Help Low-Skilled Workers? Surprising Data From Detroit, David H. Autor, Susan N. Houseman

Susan N. Houseman

No abstract provided.