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The Kea Fiedler Spring Colloquium presents: Black Workers and the Rise of Precarious Employment in the U.S.

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Free

The Kea Fiedler Spring Colloquium presents:

Black Workers and the Rise of Precarious Employment in the U.S.

Presentation by: Ofronama Biu

Workers in nonstandard employment arrangements–those that are on-call, temporary, or contract-based–are more susceptible to poverty. Precarious jobs offer fewer employment protections, lower pay, and are less likely to provide benefits such as health insurance and retirement coverage. These growing trends have implications for workers who tend to be in the most vulnerable positions in the labor market.

American jobs have been mostly segregated since the middle of the 20th century. Black women and men have been systematically crowded into low wage occupations (such as sales) and crowded out of high wage occupations (such as management), even when they have the requisite educational requirements for the jobs. Given that occupational crowding exists based on wages, this work tests the hypothesis that Black workers are also overrepresented in precarious employment.

This presentation will explore the existing research on occupational crowding and how Black women and men are under or over-represented in nonstandard work in today’s labor market. Ultimately the goal of the research is to understand how precarious employment impacts other aspects of the social safety net for vulnerable workers.

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The Colloquium is a space where scholars and students of the Public and Urban Policy doctoral program share their ongoing research with The New School community. It is organized by the Public and Urban Policy Doctoral Student Association and co-sponsored by The New School University Student Senate and the Milano Dean’s Office.

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Date:
March 26
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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