Staff Publications


Basic Skills, A Key to Advancing the Workforce. The Open Door Collective
Authors:  Laureen L. Atkins, Susan R. Crandall, Ph.D,  Michele Erickson, Paul Jurmo, Ed.D, Robert E. Paponetti, David J. Rosen, Ed.D, and Lisa Soricone, Ed.D., with additional editing by Paul Jurmo

“Informal Employment in the Global South: Globalisation, Production Relations and ‘Precarity”.  In Precarious Work: Causes, Characteristics, and Consequences. Arne Kalleberg and Steven Vallas, Eds.  Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 31.  Binkley, UK:  Elgar Publishing.
Authors:  Michael Rogan, Sally Roever, Martha Chen and Françoise Carré.

“Informal Worker Organising and Mobilisation: Linking Global with Local Advocacy.” In The Companion to Planning in Global South. Gautam Bhan, Smita Srinivas, and Vanessa Watson, Eds.  London and New York:  Routledge, 2018.
Authors :  Chris Bonner, Françoise Carré, Martha Alter Chen and Rhonda Douglas.


Where Bad Jobs are Better:  Retail Jobs Across Countries and Companies. New York:  Russell Sage Foundation.
Authors: Françoise Carré and Chris Tilly
See news coverage:  New York Times columnist Eduardo Porter: Retail Jobs Don’t Need to Be Bad:  Here is Proof.  November 28, 2017

“Mothers Know Best: At the Intersection of Low-Wage Work, Public Assistance, and Child Care.” 9to5 Justice for Working Women, 2017.
Authors: Lisa Dodson, Françoise Carré, and Linda Meric

“Combining Earnings with Public Supports: Cliff Effects in Massachusetts.” Communities & Banking. The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 2017.
Authors: Randy Albelda and Michael Carr


“HEALTH & INCOME: The Impact of Changes to Boston’s Living Wage Ordinance on the Health of Living Wage Workers.”Boston Public Health Commission, 2016.
Authors: Lisa Conley, Brandynn Holgate, Randy Albelda, Shannon O’Malley


“Destandardization: Qualitative and Quantitative.” In Stephen Edgell, Heidi Gottfried, and Edward Granter, Eds. The Sage Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment. London: Sage Publications, 2015.
Chapter Author: Françoise Carré

"(In)dependent Contractor Misclassification."
 Economic Policy Institute Briefing Paper No. 403. June 8, 2015.
 Author: Françoise Carré

           "Responses to Rising Family Homelessness in Massachusetts."
           Scholars Strategy Network Key Findings. February 2015.
           Author: Marija Bingulac


"To Reduce Inequality, Use Well-Structured Regulations to Make Markets Work Better for Everyone."
Scholars Strategy Network Basic Facts. December 2014.
Author: Arthur MacEwan

"Location, Location, Location: The Life of a Refugee Street Barber in Durban, South Africa."
WIEGO Workers' Lives Series No 5. June 2014.
Author: Françoise Carré

"International Informal Worker Organizations: Transforming the World of Unprotected Work." Perspectives on Work. Champaign, IL: Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2014 Vol. 16, pp.18-104.
Authors: Françoise Carré, Chris Tilly, and Chris Bonner

“Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates and Challenges." WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 2.  Cambridge, MA and Manchester, UK:  WIEGO, 2014.  
Authors: Joann Vanek, Martha Chen, Françoise Carré, James Heintz, and Ralf Hussmanns.

“Alternative Staffing Organizations as Innovations in Labor Market Intermediation: Lessons from the United States.” In Baas Koene, Nathalie Galais, and Christina Garsten, Eds. Management and Organization of Temporary Agency Work. London, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2014
Chapter Authors: Françoise Carré,  Joaquín Herranz, Jr., and Silvia Dorado.


"Reinforcing the Safety Net: Explaining the Propensity for and Intensity of Nonprofit-Local Government Collaboration."
State and Local Government Review , vol.45, no.4, pp.283-295
Author:Heather MacIndoe

"Statistics on Developed Countries". In ILO-WIEGO, Women and Men in the Informal Economy:  A Statistical Picture (second edition). Geneva:  International Labour Office, 2013.
Chapter Authors: Françoise Carré with Brandynn Holgate

“Defining and Categorizing Organizations of Informal Workers in Developing and Developed Countries.”
WIEGO Organizing Brief No. 8. September 2013.
Author: Françoise Carré

“Children and Homelessness in Massachusetts” In New England Journal of Public Policy, vol, 25,1, Article No. 8.
Authors: Donna Haig Friedman, Katherine Calano, Marija Bingulac, Christine Miller, and Alisa Zeliger

"Nonstandard Work". In Vicki Smith, Ed. Sociology of Work. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, pp. 632-635.
Chapter Author: Françoise Carré

“Managing Up: Managing Diversity in Challenging Times”. Commonwealth Compact Benchmark Diversity Survey, 2011.
John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston. May 2013.
Author: Helen Levine

“So Far From God, So Close to the United States, and yet…: Unexpected Differences in Modern Retail Jobs between Mexico and the United States”
Revue Interventions Economiques/Economic Interventions, vol.47, February 2013, pp.1-21.
Authors: Françoise Carré and Chris Tilly

“Employment Change and Economic Vulnerability in the US.” In Sophia Parker, Ed. The Squeezed Middle: The pressure on ordinary workers in America and Britain. London, UK: The Policy Press.
Chapter Authors:  Françoise Carré and James Heintz

Early Childhood Education as an Essential Component of Economic Development - with Reference to the New England States. Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Author: Arthur MacEwan


Closing the Gap on Health Care Disparities. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.
Authors: Mary Coonan and Terry Sanders Lane

Double Jeopardy: Low-wage and Low-income Workers in Massachusetts,1980–2009. Massachusetts Benchmarks, vol. 14, issue 2.
Authors: Randy Albelda and Michael Carr

Five Chapter Contribution in Bridging Perspectives: The Cornell-SEWA-WIEGO Dialogue Programme on Labour, Informal Employment and Poverty.  India: SEWA, 2012.
Book Editors: Bali, Namrata, Martha Chen, and Ravi Kanbur
Chapters Author: Françoise Carré

Working in Large Food Retailers in France and the USA: The Key Role of Institutions
Work, Employment & Society, vol, 26, 4, pp. 588-605.
Authors: Philippe Askezazy, Jean-Baptiste Berry, Françoise Carré, Sophie Prunier-Poulmaire, and Chris Tilly

Part-Time and Short Hours in Retail in the United States, Canada, and Mexico: How Institutions Matter
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. Employment Research Newsletter, vol. 19, 4.
Authors: Françoise Carré and Chris Tilly

Short Hours, Long Hours: Hour Levels and Trends in the Retail Industry in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Working Paper 12-183.
Authors: Françoise Carré and Chris Tilly

Work Hours in Retail: Room for Improvement. W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Working Paper 12-012.
Authors: Françoise Carré and Chris Tilly

Are Bad Jobs Inevitable? Trends, Determinants and Responses to Job Quality in the Twenty-First Century. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9780230336919.
Editors: Chris Warhurst, Françoise Carré, Patricia Findlay, and Chris Tilly


Economic Collapse, Economic Change: Getting to the Roots of the Crisis. Armonk, NY, M.E. Sharpe, May 2011. ISBN: 978-0-7656-3068-1.
Authors: Arthur MacEwan and John A. Miller


"Introduction: Shared Responsibility, Collective Reflection" in New England Journal of Public Policy
Special issue: Social Change & Nonprofits: Learning beyond Borders, Spring 2010, pp. 25-35.
Author: Donna Haig Friedman

"A Complex Web, A Collective Process to Advance Social Justice" in New England Journal of Public Policy. Special issue: Social Change & Nonprofits: Learning beyond Borders, Spring 2010, pp. 151-156
Authors: Donna Haig Friedman, Jennifer Cohen, Amnon Reichman, and James Morgan

Book Review: Formal and Informal Work: The Hidden Work Regime in Europe in Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, November 24, 2010; vol. 39, 6, pp. 732-733.
Book Editors: Birgit Pfau-Effinger, Lluís Flaquer, and Per H. Jensen
Review Author: Françoise Carré

"Quelles Politiques pour la Citoyenneté au Travail?" (Translation: "What Public Policies for 'Citizenship at Work'?") in Travail et Citoyenneté. Quel Avenir? (Translation: Work and Citizenship: What Future?). Quebec, CA, Le Presses de l'Université Laval 2010. ISBN: 978-2-7637-8771-8.
Book Editors: Michel Coutu and Gregor Murray
Chapter Author: Françoise Carré

"To Work More or Not to Work More: Difficult Choices, Complex Decisions for Low-Wage Parents"
In Journal of Poverty, vol. 14, 3, pp. 245-265.
Authors: Randy Albelda and Jennifer Shea

"Unlevel Playing Fields: Understanding Wage Inequality and Discrimination", 3rd Edition
Dollars & Sense, Real World Economics, January 2010. ISBN: 978-1-878585-95-0.
Authors: Randy Albelda, Robert Drago, and Steven Shulman, Economic Affairs Bureau

"Retail Jobs in Comparative Perspective" in Low-Wage Work in the Wealthy World. New York, Russell Sage Foundation, October 2009. ISBN: 978-0-87154-061-4.
Book Editors: Jerôme Gautié and John Schmitt
Chapter Authors: Françoise Carré, Chris Tilly, Maarten van Klaveren, and Dorothea Voss-Dahm


"The Meaning of Poverty: Questions of Distribution and Power" in Development Experience and Emerging Challenges, Bangladesh, Dhaka, University Press and the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, January 2009. ISBN: 978-984-8815-038.
Book Editors: Quazi Shahbabuddin and Rushidan Islam Rahman
Chapter Author: Arthur MacEwan

"Glass Ceilings and Bottomless Pits: Women's Work, Women's Poverty" in Feminist Economics: Critical Concepts, Volume 2: Households, Labor, and Paid Work, Routledge, November 2009, Part 10, pp. 1 - 17
ISBN: 978-0-415-43916-9.
Book Editors: Drucilla Barker and Edith Kuiper
Chapter Authors: Randy Albelda and Chris Tilly