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Hunter's research focuses on work and inequality. She studies precarious work, health and safety, and labor regulation and policy. She is committed to graduate and undergraduate student mentoring and has been active in civic data projects and labor organizing.
Finds that varying work hours became more common for White, Black, and especially Latino/a workers during and after the Great Recession. The growth in varying hours for White and Latino workers was highest in predominantly minority occupations. However, Black workers experienced the greatest growth in varying hours in predominantly White occupations.
Summarizes the key literature on the extent of variable and unpredictable work schedules in the United States and highlights the relationship between unstable work schedules and volatility in earnings.