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Economic Crisis and Job Quality in Spain: A Multi-dimensional and Micro-data Empirical Approach

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  • Ángel Díaz-Chao
  • Pilar Ficapal-Cusí
  • Joan Torrent-Sellens

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Through a representative sample of 9,100 and 8,755 employees in 2008 and 2010, and a using two-stage structural equation model, this article empirically analyses the multi-dimensional determinants (direct effects) of job quality in Spain. The research concludes that: #1 despite the economic crisis, job quality improved over the analysis period; #2 there was a shift in job quality explanation towards a more complete model with greater preponderance of the dimensions connected with the workplace relationships, work intensity, working conditions and work–life balance in detriment to dimensions connected with the intrinsic job quality and extrinsic rewards. These results suggest the importance of the working environment and social relationships, beyond the quality of the workplace, as important tools of employment public policy to improve labor markets and to overcoming the economic crisis. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016

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  • 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.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:125:y:2016:i:2:p:613-633
    DOI: 10.1007/s11205-014-0850-0
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