Talking about Alternative Work Arrangements

Activity Description:

Name of activity:

Talking about Alternative Work Arrangements

Related encyclopedia entry topic: Alternative Work Arrangements


To encourage a conversation about the pros and cons of different types of AWA


  1. Have students go to the website of the Bureau of Labor statistics,
  2. Find the latest statistics on Alternative Work Arrangements and Contingent Work.
  3. Answer and be prepared to discuss the following questions in class:
  • What is the date of the latest survey?
  • Find out which type of AWA is most preferred compared to regular employment and discuss reasons. Why?

Activity Source:

Content contributed by Janet H. Marler as a Suggested Work and Family Class Activity