McGovern, Patrick and Smeaton, Deborah and Hill, Stephen (2004) Bad jobs in Britain: nonstandard employment and job quality. Work and Occupations, 31 (2). pp. 225-249. ISSN 0730-8884
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0730888404263900
The rapid growth in nonstandard forms of employment toward the end of the 20th century has fuelled claims about the spread of "bad jobs" within Anglo-American capitalism. Research from the United States indicates that such jobs have more bad characteristics than do permanent jobs after controlling for workers' personal characteristics, family status, and occupation. We apply a version of the bad characteristics approach to British data and find that despite some institutional differences with the United States, (notably, in employer welfare provision), the British case also supports the hypothesis that nonstandard employment (part-time, temporary, and fixed term) increases workers' exposure to bad job characteristics. 'Reprinted by permission of Sage Publications Ltd from Ekins, Paul and Medhurst, James, The European Structural Funds and sustainable development, © 2006 SAGE Publications. All rights reserved. Not for commercial use or unauthorized distribution.'
|Additional Information:||Online ISSN 1552-8464|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Job quality, nonstandard employment, Britain|
|Research Community:||University of Westminster > Policy Studies Institute (PSI)|
|Deposited On:||29 Jan 2007|
|Last Modified:||26 Sep 2011 16:46|
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