The quantity and quality of jobs : changes in UK regions, 1997-2007
Jones, Paul and Green, Anne E.. (2009) The quantity and quality of jobs : changes in UK regions, 1997-2007. Environment and Planning A, Vol.41 (No.10). pp. 2474-2495. ISSN 0308-518XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a41228
In debates about employment creation there is increasing concern about the quality as well as the quantity of jobs. The authors examine the regional distribution of workplace employment in the UK using the 'quality of jobs' framework. Findings reveal evidence of marked regional differences in average 'job quality, with the gap between regions growing over the decade from 1997, and the focus of high-quality job creation biased towards already advantaged regions. There is evidence of increased job polarisation across most UK regions. The analyses suggest an important role of the public sector in providing high-quality jobs, particularly outside London and the South East.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Quality of work life -- Great Britain, Job satisfaction -- Great Britain, Labor policy -- Great Britain, Labor market -- Regional disparities, Job creation -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Environment and Planning A|
|Official Date:||October 2009|
|Number of Pages:||22|
|Page Range:||pp. 2474-2495|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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