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Is any job really better than no job at all?

Chandola, Tarani (2017) Is any job really better than no job at all? LSE Business Review (12 Oct 2017). Website.

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Lord Layard posed the question is “any job is better than no job” in a seminal paper in which he concluded that “human happiness is more affected by whether or not one has a job than by what kind of job it is”. This may have been true in the years leading up to the new millennium, but what about the poor quality jobs of today? Do these remain springboards to better quality jobs later on in a person’s career, just as they were in the 1990’s?

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2017 10:36
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:15

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