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Job quality and job satisfaction in Spanish regions. A study with special reference to Comunidad de Madrid


  • Iglesias Fernández, Carlos

    () (Universidad de Alcalá)

  • Llorente Heras, Raquel

    () (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

  • Dueñas Fernández, Diego

    () (Universidad de Alcalá)


The article analyses the job quality and the job satisfaction from a regional point of view, paying an especial attention to the especial case of the region of Madrid. Job satisfaction is a relevant matter, explaining some of the most important outcomes of labour market. The quality of job is the main aspect setting worker’s feeling about job. In this context, this paper pursuit several goals: First, we want to know the level of job quality form a regional point of view. Second, we are interested on relation between job quality and job satisfaction, explaining the observed different between Madrid and the rest of Spain. Results point out that Madrid has a high level of job quality but their workers show a less job satisfaction than other Spanish regions.

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  • Iglesias Fernández, Carlos & Llorente Heras, Raquel & Dueñas Fernández, Diego, 2011. "Job quality and job satisfaction in Spanish regions. A study with special reference to Comunidad de Madrid," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 19, pages 25-49.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:invreg:0051

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    job satisfaction; quality of jobs; Spanish regions; Madrid;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy


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