Family Finances

Stable and Predictable Scheduling as Antidote to Income Volatility

February 7, 2017  • Financial Security Program & David Mitchell

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EPIC has identified unpredictable and unstable worker schedules as a major driver of income volatility and believes there is a growing consensus that reforms are needed. This brief synthesizes the current research on scheduling instability, chronicles the most promising responses by the institutions best positioned to act – employers, government, and technology companies – and recommends principles for further reform.