Research Finds Unpredictable Work Schedules Increase Material Hardship

An article published in Social Forces, “Hard Times: Routine Schedule Unpredictability and Material Hardship among Service Sector Workers,” examines the association between unpredictability in work schedules and household material hardship. The authors, Daniel Schneider and Kristen Harknett, found that workers who experience schedule unpredictability are more likely to experience hunger and housing, medical, and utility hardships.

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