EINet sponsors two panels at the upcoming Work and Family Researchers Network Conference on June 23-25, 2016, at the Capitol Hilton in Washington D.C.
Organizer: Susan Lambert, University of Chicago Employment Instability, Family Well-Being, and Social Policy Scholars Network (EINet)
This panel focuses on how researchers, policy advocates, labor groups, and Hill staff are working together to advance evidence‐based policy on workplace scheduling in the US. Scheduling legislation has been enacted in San Francisco and introduced into Congress and in over ten states and municipalities. The members of this panel have been intimately involved in shaping this legislation and will discuss both the politics and the pragmatics of moving scheduling legislation forward. A particular focus of the panel will be on the type of research that has been useful, and what research is still needed, in helping inform provisions of the legislation and in making the case for new workweek standards.
Rachel Deutsch, Center for Popular Democracy
- Jodie Levin‐Epstein, Center for Law and Social Policy
- Leticia Mederos, US Senate
Elizabeth Watson, US House of Representatives
Capturing Employment and Work Hours Instability in New, National Polling Efforts: Insights and Implications
Friday, June 24 1:00PM-2:30PM
This symposium will focus on defining and measuring the types, degree and incidence of employment instability. The EINet Measurement Working Group has developed innovative ways of measuring employment instability, its various dimensions, and its sources. With the help of Dean Debnam, CEO of Public Policy Polling, the group has fielded a series of polls that examine contingent work, overemployment and underemployment, work schedules and scheduling practices, and worker voice. The symposium will draw on the results of state polls and existing national data to show how existing survey questions commonly employed in US surveys uncover or obscure the nature, degree, and incidence of employment instability and the structures through which today’s workers evince voice.
Peter Berg, Michigan State University
- Lonnie Golden, Penn State University ‐ Abington College
- Elaine McCrate, University of Vermont
Jeremy Edward Reynolds, University of Georgia
- Susan Lambert, University of Chicago
Julia R. Henly, University of Chicago
Ruth Milkman, CUNY ‐ Graduate Center