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Employment Regimes and the Quality of Work

Duncan Gallie


The book compares the quality of working life in European societies with very different institutional systems — France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, and Sweden. It focuses in particular on skills and skill development, opportunities for training, the scope for initiative in work, the difficulty of combining work and family life, and the security of employment. Drawing on a range of nationally representative surveys, it reveals striking differences in the quality of work in different European countries. It also provides rigorous comparative evidence on the experiences of different types of em ... More

Keywords: France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Sweden, skill development, training, initiative in work, work and family life, employment security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199230105
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230105.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Duncan Gallie, editor
Professor of Sociology and Official Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
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