The relative relationship between education and workplace task discretion: an international comparative perspective

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Author: Pullman, Ashley; Jongbloed, Janine


Through analyses of Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) data, the following study considers the direct and indirect association between education and workplace task discretion in 30 countries. By focusing on cross-national comparison, it considers the ways in which these findings are dependent on both the overall level and the range of task discretion across occupational sectors within a country. Theoretically, individual-agency and critical-institutional hypotheses are compared, two perspectives that provide divergent explanations for the indirect...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Employment; Literacy

Keywords: Comparative analysis; Decision making; Employees; Working conditions; Educational level; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Austria; Belgium; Canada; Chile; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; England; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Great Britain; Greece; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Japan; Korea (South); Lithuania; Netherlands; New Zealand; Northern Ireland; Norway; Poland; Singapore; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United States; Asia; Europe; Middle East; North America; Oceania; South America

Published: Abingdon, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2019

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Journal volume: 32

Journal number: 1

Journal date: January 2019

Pages: pp. 66-84

ISSN: 1363-9080, 1469-9435 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 138.766

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