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October 1996, Vol. 118, No. 10
Into contingent and alternative employment; by choice?
Anne E. Polivka
Research Economist, Office of Employment Research and Program Development, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Workers enter contingent and alternative arrangements from many different activities and for a wide variety of reasons. While some workers are involuntarily in such arrangements, as a proportion of the employed, they are relatively few. This article examines the reasons why workers would enter into contingent or alternative employment arrangements.
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