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Workplace Job Satisfaction in Britain: Evidence from Linked Employer–Employee Data

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  • Getinet A. Haile

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The paper examines the nature of workplace job satisfaction in Britain using an ‘overall’ and domain-specific job satisfaction outcomes from linked employer–employee data. A measure of aggregate job satisfaction alone might mask domain-specific differences in satisfaction, something the combined approach in this paper addresses. As well as controlling for a rich set of correlates on employees and their workplaces, the paper deploys alternative empirical models that account for employee- and workplace-level unobserved heterogeneity. The paper reports interesting results on the link between job satisfaction and observed as well as unobserved characteristics of employees and their workplaces.

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  • Getinet A. Haile, 2015. "Workplace Job Satisfaction in Britain: Evidence from Linked Employer–Employee Data," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 29(3), pages 225-242, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:labour:v:29:y:2015:i:3:p:225-242
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    JEL classification:

    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being

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