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Flexible workers in inferior jobs:re-appraising the evidence

Green, C and Kler, P and Leeves, G (2010) Flexible workers in inferior jobs:re-appraising the evidence. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 48 (3). pp. 605-629. ISSN 0007-1080

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Abstract

There is concern that the increase in flexible employment contracts witnessed in many OECD economies is evidence of a growth in low-pay, low-quality jobs. In practice, it is difficult to evaluate the ‘quality’ of flexible jobs. Previous research has primarily investigated objective measures of job quality such as wages and training or subjective measures such as job satisfaction. We jointly evaluate these elements of flexible employment contracts using a job quality index. Analysis of this index demonstrates that flexible jobs are of a lower quality. Differences in the subjective and objective assessment of factors like pay and hours are evident.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Industrial Relations
Additional Information: This is a pre-print of an article published in British Journal of Industrial Relations, 48 (3), 2010. (c) Wiley.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
ID Code: 31290
Deposited By: Dr Colin P Green
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2010 09:11
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:31
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31290

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