Labor Schedule Stability
Topic Schedule Stability

Over the past several decades, employers have used new developments in scheduling software to implement “just-in-time” schedules, canceling or creating shifts with little notice in response to changes in product shipments, customer traffic, and even weather. These scheduling practices shift the risk of doing business away from firms and onto U.S. workers and their families. Equitable Growth is working to build the evidence base on how these scheduling practices—and the interventions designed to curb them—affect workers, their families, and the economy as a whole, and what measures can be put into place to provide schedule stability.

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New study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows schedule stability supports U.S. workers and the broader economy

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Unboxing scheduling practices for U.S. warehouse workers

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Vision 2020

Fair work schedules for the U.S. economy and society: What’s reasonable, feasible, and effective

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How U.S. workers’ just-in-time schedules perpetuate racial and ethnic inequality

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Extensive nonstandard work hours among U.S. low-income mothers hinder their kids’ enrollment in center-based childcare

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In Conversation

In conversation with Hilary Hoynes

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Explore Content in Schedule Stability67

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Parental Exposure to Routine Work Schedule Uncertainty and Child Behavior

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How U.S. workers’ just-in-time schedules perpetuate racial and ethnic inequality

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Past Event

Vision 2020: Evidence for a Stronger Economy

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Extensive nonstandard work hours among U.S. low-income mothers hinder their kids’ enrollment in center-based childcare

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How corporate headquarters could support store managers in providing predictable work schedules

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Retail workers’ unpredictable schedules affect sleep quality: Evidence from the Gap

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New research shows links between the quality of U.S. retail workers’ schedules and their well-being

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U.S. economic policies that are pro-work and pro-worker

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In Conversation

In conversation with Hilary Hoynes

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Consequences of Routine Work Schedule Instability for Worker Health and Wellbeing

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Modernizing U.S. work scheduling standards for 21st century families

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Event recap: Research on Tap—Gender wage inequality

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