Good jobs, bad jobs: Workers' evaluations in five countries

Joe Ritter, Richard Anker

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What makes a "good job"? Who's got one? Do workers' perceptions of their jobs conform to the objective facts about those jobs? In order to find out, the authors analyse selected PSS data from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Hungary and Ukraine. Using a composite index covering pay, non-wage benefits, nature of work, autonomy/independence, opportunity for promotion, and opportunity for upgrading skills, they examine the relationships between workers' overall job satisfaction and key variables that range from personal characteristics (e.g. sex, age, education) to perceived employer attitudes. The correlations that emerge from a bivariate analysis are then tested by regression analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-358
Number of pages28
JournalInternational Labour Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


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