Are Adjunct Faculty Exploited: Some Grounds for Skepticism
KeywordsInstitution Type Living Wage Adjunct Faculty High Education Research Institute Service Employee International Union
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Jason Brennan declares he has no conflicts of interest. Phillip Magness declares he has no conflicts of interest.
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