The Growth of Unstable and Low-Wage Work among Older Workers

June 6, 2018

This report documents the growth in older workers’ unstable and low-wage jobs from 2005 to 2015. By 2015, nearly 25% of older workers were in bad jobs.

Bad jobs include the alternative work arrangements of on-call, temp/contract, and gig jobs (excluding independent contractors) and low-wage traditional jobs (paying less than $15,000 per year).

Authors: Teresa Ghilarducci, Anthony Webb, and Michael Papadopoulos
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