Job Quality

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Measuring Job Quality in UK – The final report of the Working Group

The UK current performs strongly on job creation, with each record low unemployment statistic celebrated in the national media. But why do we not have any similar measures for understanding quality of work and how we can make work better? The Carnegie UK Trust-RSA Working Group on Measuring Job Quality has brought together representatives from … Continue reading

Job Quality in Canada – About 30% of all workers were predicted to hold a high-quality job

This study assesses job quality in Canada using an internationally inspired multidimensional framework that covers six broad aspects: income and benefits, career prospects, work intensity, working-time quality, skills and discretion, and social environment. The analysis uses the 2016 General Social Survey, which collected a rich set of information on working conditions in Canada. A total … Continue reading

Unemployment benefits has a positive effect on the quality of jobs that recipients find research says

The generosity of unemployment insurance is often cited as a reason for long spells of joblessness. But this view neglects other important, and potentially positive, economic aspects of such programmes. Using Austrian data, this column presents evidence that unemployment insurance has a positive effect on the quality of jobs that recipients find. This can in … Continue reading

Canada – Job quality is now at a record low CIBC finds

Job quality in Canada is now at a record low and showing little sign it will turn around in the near future, finds CIBC’s latest Canadian Employment Quality Index. The index, which measures the quality of employment from a compensation perspective, shows declines in all measures and indicates the drop in Canadian job quality is … Continue reading

Job Quality in Europe – Groups with multiple disadvantages

This report, based on data from the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), aims at identifying occupations in Europe that have multiple disadvantages, thereby making it difficult for people to stay in these jobs. Occupations where job quality is consistently low are labelled ‘occupations with multiple disadvantages’. These occupations score relatively poorly on all four … Continue reading

US – Quality jobs outlook best in more than six years Gallup finds

More than one in three Americans (35%) say now is a good time to find a quality job. While not high on an absolute basis, this percentage is the highest since December 2007, the starting point of the Great Recession. The jobs measure has been improving in the past few months, and increased seven percentage … Continue reading

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