The intensification of work in Europe

Green, F. and McIntosh, S. (2001) The intensification of work in Europe. Labour Economics, 8 (2). pp. 291-308. ISSN 0927-5371 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Across many European countries, the 1990s have witnessed an intensification of labour effort. Using data from The European Survey on Working Conditions (ESWCs), we find that Britain has experienced the fastest rise in work effort, while in western Germany, Denmark and Greece there has been very little effort intensification. Effort is higher in jobs that use computers more frequently, and, with the exception of Britain, higher in private sector than public sector jobs. Effort has increased faster in countries where trade union density has declined the most. However, there remains a significant shift in effort that is not accounted for by available explanatory variables.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Sp. Iss. SI
Uncontrolled keywords: work effort; international comparisons; computers; trade unions
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: G.F. Green
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2008 12:29
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:18
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4865 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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