20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module is concerned with exploring the dimensions of work and employment in the twenty-first century. It will explore as its central motif notions of `decent work and `job quality within the contemporary political economy. We will examine the key dimensions of job quality focussing on issues relating to skill formation, employee autonomy and growing work pressures. As well as exploring changes in the quantity and quality of jobs on offer in the economy, the module will also explore the dimensions and dynamics of job quality for key occupational groups such as creative workers, knowledge workers, service workers and manual work. As a result questions such as `what makes a job have quality `why are bad jobs growing `are graduate jobs disappearing and `is knowledge work on the increase will be considered. The module will draw on a wide body of both empirical research as well as requiring a theoretical engagement with the subject.

Staff Contact: YATES EDWARD
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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