Work and wellbeing: exploring data on inequalities

Publication type

Report

Authors

Rachel Ormston and Steven Hope

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Summary

In Work and Wellbeing: Exploring Data in Inequalities, we analyse how changing workplace trends are impacting on the quality of life for employees across the UK. We also ask how different aspects of work may fit together to make for ‘fulfilling work.’ Tackling core issues like sufficient pay and hours to cover the cost of living is essential. But the impact of financial security, opportunities for training and progression and a social, flexible workplace, also needs to be better understood if work is to improve, rather than damage, wellbeing.

Subjects

Psychology, Labour Market, Organizations And Firms, Well Being and Health

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References: Nandi, A. and Bryan, M. L. (2015) ‘Working hours, work identity and subjective wellbeing’, Understanding Society Scientific Conference 2015, 21-23 July 2015, University of Essex, Colchester, UK. ; Warren, T. (2015) ‘Work-time underemployment and financial hardship: class inequalities and recession in the UK’, Work, Employment & Society, 29(2):191-212