Flexible contract workers in inferior jobs: Reappraising the evidence

Green, Colin, Kler, Parvinder and Leeves, Gareth (2010) Flexible contract workers in inferior jobs: Reappraising the evidence. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 48 3: 605-629. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8543.2009.00742.x

Author Green, Colin
Kler, Parvinder
Leeves, Gareth
Title Flexible contract workers in inferior jobs: Reappraising the evidence
Journal name British Journal of Industrial Relations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0007-1080
Publication date 2010-09
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8543.2009.00742.x
Volume 48
Issue 3
Start page 605
End page 629
Total pages 25
Editor Carola Frege
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 140399 Econometrics not elsewhere classified
140211 Labour Economics
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.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 22 June 2009.

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