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Mapping Good Work : The Quality of Working Life Across the Occupational Structure.

Author: Mark Williams; Ying Zhou
Publisher: Bristol : Bristol University Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This illuminating study of working life uses decades of large-scale survey to review notions of good work and job satisfaction in the UK. Exploring data on hundreds of occupations, it charts disparities in fulfilment potential across professions, and sets out fresh ideas for improving satisfaction at work nationally.
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Williams, Mark
Mapping Good Work : The Quality of Working Life Across the Occupational Structure
Bristol : Bristol University Press,c2020
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Williams; Ying Zhou
ISBN: 9781529216097 1529216095 9781529208320 1529208327 9781529208313 1529208319
OCLC Number: 1193123131
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (164 p.)
Contents: Front Cover --
Mapping Good Work: The Quality of Working Life Across the Occupational Structure --
Copyright information --
Table of contents --
List of Figures and Tables --
List of abbreviations --
Notes on the Authors --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The Good Work agenda --
Good Work is multidimensional --
An occupational perspective --
The evolving structure of occupations --
Structure of the book --
One Mapping Good Work --
Introduction --
Approaches to the quality of work --
Surveying the quality of work --
Making visible disparities in the quality of work To index or not to index? --
Summary and conclusions --
Two What Makes Work Good? --
Introduction --
The views of workers --
Job satisfaction . job quality --
Summary and conclusions --
Three The Good Work Hierarchy --
Introduction --
Identifying indicators in the Skills and Employment Surveys --
The Good Work Index --
The characteristics of Good Work --
Is Good Work good for you? --
Summary and conclusions --
Four The Occupational Quality Structure --
Introduction --
Good Work across the class structure --
Comparing the occupational quality and occupational-pay structures How durable are occupational quality disparities? --
Are the highest-quality occupations the most satisfying occupations? --
Summary and conclusions --
Five The Changing Occupational Quality Structure --
Introduction --
Technology and the changing structure of the labour market --
Trends in the occupational quality structure --
Automation and the occupational quality structure --
Trends in the nature of the occupational quality structure --
Summary and conclusions --
Six Conclusions and Implications --
Implications for mapping Good Work --
From 'Good Work' to 'Good Careers'? --
Notes

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