Employment Uncertainty: Implications for Families

CFDR Symposium on Employment Uncertainty: Implications for Families
Friday, April 15, 2022
10:00 am -2:30 pm ET
Online via Zoom


Many people work at jobs with irregular hours and variable paychecks. And during the pandemic, unemployment, temporary layoffs, and involuntary part-time schedules increased. Unpredictable job schedules and income lead not only to financial insecurity but can also affect other aspects of individual and family life.  This year's Center for Family and Demographic Research symposium features three well-respected scholars highlighting how employment uncertainty impacts the health and well-being of American families.
This symposium is free but pre-registration is required.   

Link to video

Guest Speakers:

“Hard Times: Routine Schedule Unpredictability, Worker Wellbeing, and What to do About it"
Daniel Schneider, PhD
Professor of Public Policy and Sociology
Harvard University

“The Tolls of Uncertainty: How Privilege and the Guilt Gap Shape Unemployment in America”
Sarah Damaske, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology and Labor & Employment Relations
Department of Sociology and Criminology
The Pennsylvania State University

"Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment"
Aliya Hamid Rao, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Methodology
The London School of Economics and Political Science

Updated: 01/27/2023 10:51AM