Economic Crisis, Quality of Work, and Social Integration: The European Experience

Paperback | October 12, 2013

EditorDuncan Gallie

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The quality of working life has been central to the sociological agenda for several decades, and has also been increasingly salient as a policy issue, and for companies. This book breaks new ground in the study of the quality of work by providing the first rigorous comparative assessment ofthe way it has been affected by the economic crisis. It examines the implications of the crisis on developments in skills and training, employees' control over their jobs, and the pressure of work and job security. It also assesses how changing experiences at work affect people's lives outside ofwork: the risks of work-life conflict, the motivation to work, personal well-being, and attitudes towards society. The book draws on a rich new source of evidence - the European Social Survey - to provide a comparative view over the period 2004 to 2010. The survey provides evidence for countries across the different regions of Europe and allows for a detailed assessment of the view that institutional differencesbetween European societies - in terms of styles of management, social partnership practices, and government policies - lead to very different levels of work quality and different experiences of the crisis. This comparative aspect will thus forward our understanding of how institutional differencesbetween European societies affect work experiences and their implications for non-work life.

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The quality of working life has been central to the sociological agenda for several decades, and has also been increasingly salient as a policy issue, and for companies. This book breaks new ground in the study of the quality of work by providing the first rigorous comparative assessment ofthe way it has been affected by the economic c...

Professor Duncan Gallie CBE FBA is an Official Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and Professor of Sociology in the University of Oxford. His research has focused on comparative European studies of the quality of employment and of unemployment. He has served on Advisory Committees of several European research institutions - IRESCO, L'I...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:October 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Duncan Gallie: Economic Crisis, the Quality of Work and Social Integration: Issues and Context2. Michael Tahlin: Economic Crisis and Employment Change: The Great Regression3. Michael Tahlin: Distribution in the Downturn4. Martina Dieckhoff: Continuing Training in Times of Economic Crisis5. Duncan Gallie and Ying Zhou: Job Control, Work Intensity and Work Stress6. Vanessa Gash and Hande Inanc: Job Insecurity and the Peripheral Workforce7. Fran McGinnity and Helen Russell: Work-Life Conflict and Economic Change8. Nadia Steiber: Economic Downturn and Work Motivation9. Helen Russell, Fran McGinnity and Dorothy Watson: Unemployment and Subjective Well-being10. Javier Polavieja: Economic Crisis, Political Legitimacy and Social Cohesion11. Duncan Gallie: Economic Crisis, Country Variations and Institutional Structure