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USFD in The Huffington Post

by U.S. Financial Diaries

Today, The Huffington Post quoted USFD principal investigator Rachel Schneider and featured several publications in its exploration of seasonal, low-wage jobs.  Rachel emphasized that in additional in lumpy incomes, low-wage workers experience unpredictability in their work schedules: 

“There are so many jobs where people just don’t know their full schedule,” Schneider said. That, combined with the fact that expenses like car maintenance and health care can be unpredictable, means that many households see dips and spikes in income throughout the year.

You can read the complete article here and learn more about income volatility in our issue briefs.