The quantity and quality of jobs : changes in UK regions, 1997 – 2007

JONES, Paul and GREEN, Anne E (2009). The quantity and quality of jobs : changes in UK regions, 1997 – 2007. Environment and Planning A, 41 (10), 2474-2495.

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In debates about employment creation there is increasing concern about the quality as well as the quantity of jobs. The authors examine the regional distribution of workplace employment in the UK using the ‘quality of jobs’ framework. Findings reveal evidence of marked regional differences in average ‘job quality’, with the gap between regions growing over the decade from 1997, and the focus of high-quality job creation biased towards already advantaged regions. There is evidence of increased job polarisation across most UK regions. The analyses suggest an important role of the public sector in providing high-quality jobs, particularly outside London and the South East.

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Page Range: 2474-2495
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2012 09:31
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 10:00

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