Presented by Wil Chivers
Job quality has received increased attention from academics and policy makers across industrialised countries. Our study examines whether different types of firm ownership (e.g. cooperatives) matter in mediating the harmful consequences of ‘bad’ jobs. In this seminar we report on findings from three case studies of cooperatives which represent low-paid sectors of the economy: contract packing, social care and taxi driving. We examine whether job quality is influenced by different organisational ownership models and discuss the extent to which workplace actors can improve ‘bad’ jobs.