Socio-Economic Differences in the Perceived Quality of High and Low-Paid Jobs in Greece
University of Aberdeen Business School Working Paper No. 2007-05
Posted: 15 Jan 2008
Date Written: January 2007
This study investigates the differences in perceived job quality exist among high and low-paid workers in Greece by using self-reported job satisfaction to proxy the overall quality of work as perceived by the individual worker. It is shown that low-paid workers in Greece seem to suffer from a double penalty, since their jobs appear also to be of bad quality. Analysis of specific facets of jobs revealed that this is the result of lower average satisfaction with pay and the type of work performed by the low wage employees. In view of this segmentation, combined with the fact that Greece remains a low wage economy, it becomes evident that policies that centre on the quality of jobs are of equal importance to those that focus on the level of pay that these jobs provide.
Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Low pay, Segmented labour markets
JEL Classification: J28, J42
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