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Workers' perceptions of job insecurity: do job security guarantees work?

Bryson, Alex, Cappellari, Lorenzo and Lucifora, Claudio (2009) Workers' perceptions of job insecurity: do job security guarantees work? Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, 23 (S1 Spe). pp. 177-196. ISSN 1121-7081

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1467-9914.2008.00433.x


We investigate the effect of employer job security guarantees on employee perceptions of job insecurity. Using linked employer–employee data from the 1998 British Workplace Employee Relations Survey, we find job security guarantees reduce employee perceptions of job insecurity. This finding is robust to endogenous selection of job security guarantees by employers engaging in organizational change and workforce reductions. Furthermore, there is no evidence that increased job security through job guarantees results in greater work intensification, stress, or lower job satisfaction.

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Additional Information: © 2009 CEIS, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2329 Industrialization
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies
Date Deposited: 13 May 2009 10:48
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:51
Funders: Centre for Economic Performance

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