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High skills and high anxiety: skills, hard work and mental well-being

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Jobs in Britain are becoming more demanding in two senses: since 1986 they have been requiring increasing levels of skill, and up to 1997 they were also requiring higher levels of work intensity. Job satisfaction fell during the 1990s. This paper examines the implications of increased skill requirements in jobs for workers' well-being and job satisfaction. Understanding this association is important because if there are disadvantageous effects on individuals' welfare these need to be balanced...

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University of Kent
Department:
Department of Economics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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UK Government's Department for Education and Skills
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Economic and Social Research Council
Publisher:
ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE)
Series:
SKOPE Research Paper
Place of publication:
http://www.skope.ox.ac.uk/publications
Publication date:
2002-01-01
ISSN:
1466-1535
Paper number:
27, Spring 2002
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English
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2010-06-23

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