Outsourcing: Impacts on the U.S. Workforce

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This web portal reviews the current state of knowledge on outsourcing in the United States, highlighting research and researchers examining outsourcing and its implications for workers. Focal areas are automotive industry, health and safety, logistics, lower-wage service jobs, online platform work and the public sector. The portal and Research Network on Outsourcing, which supports convenings to discuss new topical research, received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Please visit our Latest News page for more information about our convenings and quarterly newsletters.

This portal also offers the data from the Contract Work Module, a survey conducted by Gallup that was designed to improve the information available on contract employment—including independent contractors and contract company workers—by asking questions that address the miscoding and underreporting problems with standard household survey questions.