The Shift Project: Using Non-Traditional Survey Methods to Monitor Low-Wage Work

McNeil 150
October 18, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Professor, Social Behavioral Sciences
University of California, San Francisco
Speaker Biographies: 


Kristen Harknett is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco and was previously a member of the standing faculty in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Kristen co-directs The Shift Project, a large-scale survey and research study of low-wage workers in the service sector, which maps the connections between job conditions and worker health and wellbeing. Her work has been published in outlets including the American Sociological Review, Sociological Methods and Research, Demography, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and has been recognized with awards from the American Sociological Association’s sections on Organizations, Occupations, and Work and Mental Health. Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Labor. She has provided invited testimony to inform federal, state, and local policymaking around fair workweek regulations, including the Federal Schedules That Work Act and legislation in California, Washington State, Chicago, Philadelphia, and other localities.  

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