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IRLE Fall Reception: Featuring Professor Daniel Schneider on Unstable Work Schedules in Retail

September 7, 20174:00 pm6:00 pm


It’s no secret that the American labor market is increasingly unequal for workers. While work for the highest earners yields ever-higher returns, work at the bottom is becoming more and more unpredictable and insecure. In addition to low wages, short tenure, few benefits, and non-standard hours, workers specifically in retail and food service often face schedules that are unstable and unpredictable. How does this affect their health and well being? And how has public policy impacted these workers?

The presentation and discussion with Professor Daniel Schneider will be followed by a reception in IRLE’s library commons. Please register so that we can plan refreshments.


Daniel Schneider is an assistant professor of sociology at UC Berkeley, where his work focuses on social demography, inequality, wealth, family, and household finance.