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WCPC Seminar: “The Shift Project: Unstable Schedules in the Service Sector and Worker Health and Wellbeing”

Posted: 11/7/2017 (Local Events)

West Coast Poverty Center (WCPC) Seminar:

“The Shift Project: Unstable Schedules in the Service Sector and Worker Health and Wellbeing”
Kristen Harknett, Sociology, University of California – San Francisco
Monday, November 13th
Social Work Building, Room 305A
12:30 – 1:30 pm
(Q&A until 2:00 pm)

 

Abstract: The vast majority of service-sector workers report instability in their weekly work schedules. To learn about this instability and its consequences, the Shift Project has developed an innovative approach to collect survey data from hourly workers employed in retail and food services. In this talk, I will draw on survey responses from over 19,000 workers employed at 38 large retail or food establishments to show how unstable work schedules are related to workers’ health and wellbeing.

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Date: 11/13/2017

Time: 12:30-1:30 PM

Deadline:

Location: Social Work Building, Room 305A