Opportunity knocks?: the possibilities and levers for improving job quality

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This article focuses on demands and interventions to improve or maintain job quality. There is a need for better understanding of what can be done, by whom, and with what impacts. The article provides a framework for reflection focused on interventions within and outwith the workplace. Drawing on secondary data, it outlines the renewed policy and academic interest in job quality, examines the multilevel reasons for intervention and the factors that shape this intervention, and evaluates the loci of intervention. On the basis of the evidence to date, it argues that there is scope for...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Quality; Governance; Industry; Economics; Culture and society

Keywords: Regulation; Working conditions; Conditions of employment; Union; Economic impact; Economic implication; Social cost

Published: Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2017

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Journal title: Work and occupations

Journal volume: 44

Journal number: 1

Journal date: February 2017

Pages: pp. 3-22

ISSN: 0730-8884, 1552-8464 (online)

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Special issue: 'Making jobs better: interventions to improve job quality', guest editors Chris Warhurst, Patricia Findlay, Ewart Keep, Caroline Lloyd.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 127.1032

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