Not long ago, America seemed to be facing a crisis of part-time work. CNN Money wrote of a "huge part-time work problem" and a "new normal - a permanently high number of part-timers." Others pointed the finger at Obamacare, which they saw as encouraging employers to cut hours in order to avoid providing healthcare coverage.
Fortunately, recent data on voluntary and involuntary part-time employment show that the "crisis" has receded as the
economy has recovered. What remains is a more modest picture of
structural change that does point to a gradual, long-term shift toward
more part-time employment. . . .
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