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Introduction. Structural Change and the Growth of Part-Time and Temporary Employment
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TheU.S.employmentexpansionofthepastfourdecades continuedduringmostofthe1980s,beforesputteringtoa haltin1990.Buttheexpansionarygainsincludedadisproportionateincreaseinthenumberofpart-timeandcontingentjobs,imposinghumancostsonworkersandforfeiting improvementsinthenationalworkforcewhichdirectly affecttheunderlyingefficiencyandcompetitivenessofthe U.S.economy.