Workplace Job Satisfaction in Britain: Evidence from Linked Employer–Employee Data

18 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2015

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Getinet A. Haile

Policy Studies Institute (PSI); IZA Institute of Labor Economics; University of Mannheim

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Date Written: September 2015

Abstract

The paper examines the nature of workplace job satisfaction in Britain using an ‘overall’ and domain‐specific job satisfaction outcomes from linked employer–employee data. A measure of aggregate job satisfaction alone might mask domain‐specific differences in satisfaction, something the combined approach in this paper addresses. As well as controlling for a rich set of correlates on employees and their workplaces, the paper deploys alternative empirical models that account for employee‐ and workplace‐level unobserved heterogeneity. The paper reports interesting results on the link between job satisfaction and observed as well as unobserved characteristics of employees and their workplaces.

Keywords: JEL C21

JEL Classification: J28, I31

Suggested Citation

Haile, Getinet Astatike, Workplace Job Satisfaction in Britain: Evidence from Linked Employer–Employee Data (September 2015). LABOUR, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 225-242, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2639424 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/labr.12054

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