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Is Job Quality Becoming More Unequal?

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  • Francis Green
  • Tarek Mostafa
  • Agnès Parent-Thirion
  • Greet Vermeylen
  • Gijs van Houten
  • Isabella Biletta
  • Maija Lyly-Yrjanainen

Abstract

The authors examine trends in nonwage aspects of job quality in Europe. They focus on both the level and the dispersion of job quality. Theories differ in their predictions for these trends and for whether national patterns will converge. Data from the Fifth European Working Conditions Survey are used, in conjunction with earlier waves, to construct four indices of nonwage job quality: Work Quality, Work Intensity, Good Physical Environment , and Working Time Quality . Jobs are tracked from 1995 to 2010, across and within 15 European Union countries. The social corporatist countries had the highest Work Quality and lowest dispersion for all four indices. Work Quality and Work Intensity each rose in several countries, and Working Time Quality rose in most. The dispersion of Working Time Quality, Work Intensity, and Good Physical Environment each fell in many countries, and there was little sign of national divergence.

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  • Francis Green & Tarek Mostafa & Agnès Parent-Thirion & Greet Vermeylen & Gijs van Houten & Isabella Biletta & Maija Lyly-Yrjanainen, 2013. "Is Job Quality Becoming More Unequal?," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 66(4), pages 753-784, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:ilrrev:v:66:y:2013:i:4:p:753-784
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    4. Fernández-Macías, Enrique & Muñoz de Bustillo, Rafael & Antón, José-Ignacio, 2014. "Job quality in Europe in the first decade of the 21st Century," MPRA Paper 58148, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Ángel Díaz-Chao & Pilar Ficapal-Cusí & Joan Torrent-Sellens, 2016. "Economic Crisis and Job Quality in Spain: A Multi-dimensional and Micro-data Empirical Approach," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 125(2), pages 613-633, January.
    6. Díaz-Chao, Ángel & Ficapal-Cusí, Pilar & Torrent Sellens, Joan, 2014. "Workplace or working environment? Job quality and economic crisis in Spain," EconStor Preprints 162057, ZBW - German National Library of Economics.
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