RESEARCH

Tackling the evolving industry trends and workweek issues experienced by today’s working families requires in-depth research. Women and workers of color are most likely to experience the effects of a new, more volatile workweek. Technology is accelerating the pace and shaping the nature of scheduling changes across industries and our economy as a whole. The Fair Workweek Initiative supports a rigorous research agenda and works in collaboration with leading thinkers on issues relating to work hours. Here we feature some of our own research as well as hallmark research by leading national organizations and researchers engaged in the field of job schedules. This rapidly growing body of research is shaping the debate and informing action by employers, advocates and policymakers. 

 

Fair Workweek Initiative Datasheets

 National Survey of Retail Workers: Key Insights for Workforce Development

National Survey of Retail Workers: Key Insights for Workforce Development

 Job Quality and Economic Opportunity in Retail: Key Findings from a National Survey of the Retail Workforce

Job Quality and Economic Opportunity in Retail: Key Findings from a National Survey of the Retail Workforce

 Certain Uncertainty: Low Wages and Unpredictable Hours Keep Philadelphia Hourly Workers in Pov

Certain Uncertainty: Low Wages and Unpredictable Hours Keep Philadelphia Hourly Workers in Pov

 Scheduling Away Our Health: How Unpredictable Work Hours Affect Health and Well-Being

Scheduling Away Our Health: How Unpredictable Work Hours Affect Health and Well-Being

 Minimum Hours for Maximum Impact: Creating Family-Sustaining Building Service Jobs in Today's Economy

Minimum Hours for Maximum Impact: Creating Family-Sustaining Building Service Jobs in Today's Economy

 A Hidden Crisis: Underemployment in Silicon Valley's Hourly Workforce

A Hidden Crisis: Underemployment in Silicon Valley's Hourly Workforce

 Wages and Hours: Why Emeryville's Service Sector Employees Need a Fair Workweek

Wages and Hours: Why Emeryville's Service Sector Employees Need a Fair Workweek

 Data Brief: Retail Jobs Today

Data Brief: Retail Jobs Today

 The Grind: Striving for Scheduling Fairness at Starbucks

The Grind: Striving for Scheduling Fairness at Starbucks

 Stitched with Prejudice: Zara USA's Corporate Culture of Favoritism

Stitched with Prejudice: Zara USA's Corporate Culture of Favoritism

 Challenges Facing Albuquerque’s Modern Workforce – Data Brief

Challenges Facing Albuquerque’s Modern Workforce – Data Brief

 Hour by Hour: Women in Today's Workweek

Hour by Hour: Women in Today's Workweek

 Hourly Work and Workers in Connecticut - Data Brief

Hourly Work and Workers in Connecticut - Data Brief

 Workers Rising: Organizing Service Jobs for Shared Prosperity in New York City

Workers Rising: Organizing Service Jobs for Shared Prosperity in New York City

Factsheets

 A Fair Workweek: Good for Businesses and Workers

A Fair Workweek: Good for Businesses and Workers

 Factsheet: Occupational Segregation in Retail

Factsheet: Occupational Segregation in Retail

 Factsheet: Certain Uncertainty

Factsheet: Certain Uncertainty

  Questionable Industry-Backed Research on the San Francisco Retail Worker Bill of Rights

Questionable Industry-Backed Research on the San Francisco Retail Worker Bill of Rights

 

Reports by Academic Researchers and Institutes

 Stable Scheduling Increases Productivity and Sa

Stable Scheduling Increases Productivity and Sa

 Working in the Service Sector in Philadelphia

Working in the Service Sector in Philadelphia

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 Income Volatility in the Service Sector: Contours, Causes, and Consequences

Income Volatility in the Service Sector: Contours, Causes, and Consequences

 On-Call Job, On-Call Family: The Necessity of Family Support among Retail Workers with Unstable Work Schedules

On-Call Job, On-Call Family: The Necessity of Family Support among Retail Workers with Unstable Work Schedules

 Amazon's Stranglehold: How the Company's Tightening Grip is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities

Amazon's Stranglehold: How the Company's Tightening Grip is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities

 Schedule Instability and Unpredictability and Worker and Family Health and Wellbeing

Schedule Instability and Unpredictability and Worker and Family Health and Wellbeing

 Still Falling Short on Hours and Pay

Still Falling Short on Hours and Pay

 Schedule Unpredictability among Early Career Workers in the US Labor Market: A National Snapshop

Schedule Unpredictability among Early Career Workers in the US Labor Market: A National Snapshop

 Short Shifted

Short Shifted

 Precarious Work Schedules among Early-Career Employees in the US: A National Snapshot

Precarious Work Schedules among Early-Career Employees in the US: A National Snapshot

 Parents' Non-Standard Work Schedules Make Adequate Childrearing Difficult

Parents' Non-Standard Work Schedules Make Adequate Childrearing Difficult

 Irregular Work Scheduling and Its Consequences

Irregular Work Scheduling and Its Consequences