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Susan J. Lambert

Associate Professor in the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

Lambert will write a book that examines how employer scheduling practices create social and economic inequality and considers strategies for improving schedule stability and predictability in hourly jobs. She will investigate what drives precarious scheduling practices, how they vary across occupations and industries, which employees are most affected by them, and how these practices contribute to inequality in the workplace. Drawing from experiments conducted in two retail firms, she will explore how a combination of public policy and voluntary employer action can set new scheduling standards in hourly jobs.

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