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Hunter's research focuses on varying and unpredictable work hours in the United Status. Variable and unpredictable work hours are associated with negative outcomes for workers and families including earnings volatility, work-family conflict, and poor health. Hunter's current research examines the association between varying and unpredictable hours and perceptions of job security.
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.