10/25/2023: The Future of Work is Now: First Results from the California Work and Health Survey

The Future of Work is Now: First Results from the California Work and Health Survey

About the webinar:

The California Labor Laboratory has just completed data collection on a comprehensive survey of a large random sample of the State’s working age population. This presentation will highlight results indicating the extent to which alternative and contingent work is prevalent in California and the impact on the well-being of its population.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Summarize the California Work and Health Survey and the extent to which emergent forms of employment, including alternative work arrangements and contingent forms of employment, have taken hold

  • Discuss how marginalized groups are affected by changes in the nature of work, including racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, persons with disabilities, and older workers

  • Analyze the impact of emergent forms of employment on the welfare of California’s working age population

Speaker: Edward Yelin, PhD

Dr. Yelin, the Edward A Dickson Emeritus Professor at UCSF, is the Principal Investigator of the California Labor Laboratory, a NIOSH Center of Excellence in Total Worker Health. Dr. Yelin has been researching the impact of changes in employment for several decades, with a focus on marginalized groups. In this work, he has shown how the shift from a manufacturing to services economy has affected persons with disabilities and those with multiple characteristics that jeopardize employment. Dr. Yelin has also studies how persons with specific severe chronic diseases are faring in employment and, conversely, how work can lead to their conditions or at least to the progression of their conditions. Dr. Yelin has won numerous awards and is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.


The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 Contact Hour. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Certificates of Completion

Certificates of Completion will be available to webinar participants who are present for the complete, live webinar, and logged in with their registered email address. Call-in attendees are not eligible for certificates at this time - Please download the Zoom app to log in via email on your smartphone whenever possible.

In order to receive your Certificate of Completion, qualified learners must complete the post-webinar evaluation within 7 days of the webinar. A link to the evaluation will be emailed to qualified learners 24 hours after the webinar via no-reply@zoom.us. Qualified learners who submit their evaluation will receive a Certificate of Completion via email, and can also print/save the certificate from their browser after submitting their evaluation.

If you're not able to attend the live presentation, no problem! We record most presentations and will host them on our website provided we have permission to do so. Presentation recordings are not eligible for Certificates of Completion.


If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Meyer at (510) 642-8365 or mmeyer@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

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ABOUT The California Labor Lab

The California Labor Lab is a collaboration among investigators at UCSF, UC Berkeley, and the California Department of Public Health. The Lab is housed at the Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. Our mission is to extend the pursuit of health and safety for workers in traditional employment to those in a wide range of alternative arrangements in partnership with affected communities.

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