Job Quality and Employer Behaviour

  • Editors
  • Stephen Bazen
  • Claudio Lucifora
  • Wiemer Salverda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Stephen Bazen, Claudio Lucifora, Wiemer Salverda
      Pages 1-8
  3. Job Quality and Job Satisfaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Frank Siebern-Thomas
      Pages 31-66
    3. Alex Bryson, Lorenzo Cappellari, Claudio Lucifora
      Pages 67-83
  4. The Role of Employers

  5. Job Quality in the Service Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Florence Jany-Catrice, Nicole Gadrey, Martine Pernod
      Pages 177-194
    3. Thomas Zwick, Anja Kuckulenz
      Pages 216-234
  6. Policy Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 253-254

About this book


This book takes a fresh look at the issue of job quality, analyzing employer behaviour and discussing the agenda for policy intervention. Between 1997 and 2002, more than twelve million new jobs were created in the European Union and labour market participation increased by more than eight million. Whilst a good deal of these new jobs have been created in high-tech and/or knowledge-intensive sectors providing workers with decent pay, job security, training and career development prospects, a significant share of jobs, particularly in labour-intensive service sector industries fail to do so. This volume provides new perspectives on this highly debated and policy relevant issue.


employment job security labor market labour market mobility

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