Low-Income and Low-Skilled Workers Involvement in Nonstandard Employment. Data Sources and Definitions


In this appendix, we describe the three data sources used for our study of alternative work arrangements. First, we discuss the Current Population Survey, which is used to address how alternative and non-alternative arrangements differ in their job and worker characteristics. Next, we discuss the Survey of Income and Program Participation, which is used to analyze the effects of working for a temporary agency on subsequent employment and income. Finally, we discuss the Current Employment Statistics, which is used for the limited purpose of examining aggregate growth in employment in the temporary employment industry over time.