Project 2.4 Skill and Job Quality: The Workers' Perspective

Project 2.4 Skill and Job Quality: The Workers' Perspective

Project Name: Project 2.4 Skill and Job Quality: The Workers' Perspective
Project Leader:
Francis Green
Other Project Team Members:
Alan Felstead, Duncan Gallie
Project 2.4 Skill and Job Quality: The Workers' Perspective

Project Details

The analyses examined the links between aspects of job quality and various socio-economic factors

The purpose of this project was to analyse the Skills and Employment Survey series, in order to elucidate the individuals’ perspectives on the evolution of job quality and how these relate to outcomes for workers since the 1980s. We involved a group of other researchers from around Britain in the use of the data, all experts on the topics they studied with the use of the data. Together the analyses examined the links between aspects of job quality and various socio-economic factors, and how these relationships have changed since the 1980s. The focus was on the inequality of job quality in multiple dimensions.

Research findings

Project publications:

Our findings are published in an edited collection:

Felstead, A., Gallie, D. and Green, F. (eds.) (2015) Unequal Britain At Work. The Evolution and Distribution of Job Quality Oxford University Press. 

Contents.

Francis Green, Alan Felstead and Duncan Gallie. “The Inequality Of Job Quality In Britain”

Duncan Gallie. “Class Inequality At Work: Trends to Polarisation?”.

Jo Lindley. “Gender Differences In Job Quality And Job Polarisation”.

Tracey Warren and Clare Lyonette. “The Quality Of Part-Time Work”.

Hande Inanc. “Old puzzle revisited: Stepping stone or trap? “.

Skill use and skill development in temporary employment in Britain”.

Ben Baumberg and Nigel Meager. “Job Quality And The Self-Employed: Is It (Still) Better To Work For Yourself?”

Alex Bryson and Francis Green. “Unions and Job Quality”.

David Blackaby, Alan Felstead, Melanie Jones, Gerry Makepeace, Phil Murphy and Victoria Wass. “Is The Public Sector Pay Advantage Explained By Differences In Work Quality?”.

Andy Charlwood. “The Employee Experience of High Involvement Management in Britain 2001 – 2012”.

Alan Felstead, Duncan Gallie and Francis Green. “Policies for Intrinsic Job Quality”.

The book was launched in October 2015 at LLAKES in the Institute of Education, in conjunction with Oxford University Press, with a presentation by the editors of some major themes from the book. For reviews, see:

Huw Morris in Work, Employment and Society, 1-2, 2016.

Dan McArthur in Democratic Audit UK 2/7/2/2016 and LSE Review of Books.
 

Presentations

"Decent Jobs and Wage-led Growth in the UK and Europe", presentation by Professor Francis Green, 28 April 2016, one-day confernece held at Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre, University of Greenwich

'Graduate labour market trends in Germany ', seminar presented by Dr Golo Henseke, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB),  Bonn, 17 November 2016