What Makes a Good Job? Evidence from OECD Countries

  • Andrew Clark


In labour economics, consideration of the worker’s lot has overwhelmingly concentrated on remuneration. A recent body of literature, driven in part by the observed disparity between North American and European hours of work, has introduced an additional emphasis on the length of the working week; a related strand has looked at involuntary part-time work. This chapter extends this limited taxonomy using 1997 International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) data covering 14 000 workers across 19 OECD countries. The data contain 14 different measures, mostly rarely available, of job outcomes, which allows a broader view of job quality to be taken.


Labour Market Promotion Opportunity International Social Survey Programme Labour Market Behaviour Hard Physical Work 
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