Anne E. Polivka

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More than 2 years after the official end of the Great Recession , the labor market remains historically weak. One candidate explanation is supply-side effects driven by dramatic expansions of unemployment insurance (UI) benefit durations, to as long as 99 weeks. This paper investigates the effect of these extensions on job search and reemployment. I use the(More)
Swinnerton for comments and suggestions on earlier versions of this paper. Any opinions expressed here are mine, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Abstract Over the past few years there has been a keen interest, both in the popular press and among researchers, in whether job stability and job security have declined.(More)
E ffective with the release of January 2003 data, several changes were introduced into the Current Population Survey (CPS), also referred to as the " household survey. " These revisions are as follows: • The questions on race and Hispanic origin in the CPS were modified to comply with the new standards for maintaining, collecting, and presenting Federal(More)
  • Susan Houseman, W. E. Upjohn, +7 authors Robert Yuskavage
  • 2007
I discuss reasons why manufacturing productivity statistics should be interpreted with caution in light of the recent growth of domestic and foreign outsourcing and offshoring. First, outsourcing and offshoring are poorly measured in U.S. statistics, and poor measurement may impart a significant bias to manufacturing and, where offshoring is involved,(More)
This article examines the decision of Hurricane Katrina evacuees to return to their pre-Katrina areas and documents how the composition of the Katrina-affected region changed over time. Using data from the Current Population Survey, we show that an evacuee's age, family income, and the severity of damage in an evacuee's county of origin are important(More)
of continuing in their jobs. Under this definition, there were approximately 2.7 million contingent workers in February 1995. The second estimate of contingent workers added self-employed workers and independent contractors who expected their employment to last for an additional year or less and who had been self-employed or an independent contractor for 1(More)
Temporary help supply (THS) employment has increased dramatically in the last ten years. However, there is only scant evidence on the industries that are hiring THS workers. Without this information, it is di¢cult to determine the reasons for the surge in temporary help usage in a particular sector. In addition, not accounting for temporary workers may(More)