Faces of the part-time economy: how to survive without full-time work

Faces of the part-time economy: how to survive without full-time work

The rocky recovery since the Great Recession has been marked by fewer full-time jobs, lower wages, and the rise of part-time work. “Since the end of 2007, the number of employed workers who work part-time but want full-time jobs has increased about 4.3m, or more than 70%,” Brookings pointed out recently.

The real-world dynamics of living on part-time work, however, aren’t told in the statistics. Some take part-time work because they can’t find full-time jobs; others, because they’re going to school; others yet, because they fell into the part-time life and liked it better. We talked to some part-time workers to find out how they make it work. Logan Sachon theguardian.com, Sunday 26 January 2014 Read More

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