Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, Volume 13 by Bruce Kaufman, David Lewin

By Bruce Kaufman, David Lewin

Advances in commercial and exertions family is a refereed study quantity released each year or biannually. even supposing the sequence is designed to target commercial relatives concerns, the editors welcome articles from students in various disciplines, reminiscent of economics, legislations, background, organizational habit, psychology, and sociology. The sequence welcomes manuscripts which may be a little longer than is the case with such a lot journals, largely in order that authors can discover their respective subject matters extra deeply.

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GRAMM AND JOHN F. SCHNELL Table 4. Contingent Workers as a Percent of Employment by Type of Staffing Arrangement. 6 Note: Percent of total employed estimates are taken from Polivka (1996) using the BLS’ 1995 CAEAS data. summarized in Table 2. While none of these definitions may be ideal, one can draw some tentative conclusions when the pattern of results is consistent across different definitions of contingent work. In general, the descriptive statistics reported in Table 4 challenge the assumption that the work provided by FSAs is necessarily contingent.

1999). , 1999). Finally, market competition produces higher THS wages, especially at training THS establishments (Autor, 2000b). Evidence exploring whether workers in other types of FSAs have less access to employer-provided training than regular employees is limited. In one case study of a single firm, although comparable amounts of training were provided to regular employees and workers in FSAs, regular employees both expressed higher training needs and reported their jobs as more skill-enhancing than workers in The Effects of Using Alternative Types of Staffing Arrangements 47 FSAs (Lautsch, 1998).

The most extensive body of research investigating the effects of working in FSAs on incumbents focuses on the effects of such work on pay and other measures of earnings. S. household surveys – the Contingent 32 Table 3. Categorization of Staffing Arrangements in Studies of the Effects of Working in FSAs on Incumbents. S. telecommunications company who were given the Hackman & Oldham (1998) Job Diagnostic Survey. S. B. L. S. Occupational Compensation Survey of Temporary Help Supply Services – sample of 1033 THS establishments.

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