Institute economist Susan Houseman contributed the article titled "Temporary agency work:Temporary agency work is not generally a stepping-stone to regular employment" to IZA World of Labor. In it, Houseman describes how temporary agency work has expanded in most advanced economies since the 1990s, but its growth has been controversial. Some argue that these jobs offer experience and contact with potential employers, she writes, serving as a path to regular employment, particularly for low-skilled workers. Others view them as traps, fostering low-wage, unstable employment and providing little experience and few contacts. Access the article here.