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Opportunity knocks? The possibilities and levers for improving job quality

Findlay, Patricia, Warhurst, Chris, Keep, Ewart and Lloyd, Caroline ORCID: 2017. Opportunity knocks? The possibilities and levers for improving job quality. Work and Occupations 44 (1) , pp. 3-22. 10.1177/0730888416689813

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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 intervention and that intervention can be effective.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: bad jobs, community organizations, education and training, employer choice, good jobs, job quality, job quality interventions, labor law, labor unions
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 0730-8884
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 March 2017
Date of Acceptance: 24 December 2016
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2023 13:42

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