Correcting Part-time Misconceptions

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In the last few years union activists and some policy makers have increasingly portrayed part-time work as problematic. Phrases such as “dangerous part-time work,” “exploited part-time workers,” “non-standard workers,” and sound bites such as “part-time America doesn’t work,” are finding their way into mainstream media. Policy makers have described part-time work as “insecure,” and a result of “defective growth,” in proposed laws. These misconceptions could lead policy makers to “correct” a problem that does not exist.

In this document the Employment Policies Institute changes the debate by providing facts, rather than fictions, concerning part-time work.