Lower job satisfaction among workers migrating within Europe: a gender paradox

Donegani, Chiara Paoloa and McKay, Steve (2019) Lower job satisfaction among workers migrating within Europe: a gender paradox. Economic and Industrial Democracy . ISSN 0143-831X

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Abstract

Intra-European migrants reported lower job satisfaction levels than native workers, in three rounds of the European Social Survey. This deficit was also experienced by their descendants (the second generation), despite the latter generation achieving native levels of household income. At least some part of these lower levels of jobs satisfaction was associated with a clustering into lower-productivity industries. There are striking gender differences in experiences: among men the first generation is just as likely to be satisfied with their jobs as the ‘native’ population, whilst it is the second generation who are less likely to achieve job satisfaction. For women, both generations experienced a deficit in job satisfaction. This may reflect changing expectations of work among men, and integration for women, across generations and contrasts with general ‘assimilation’ for incomes received. The country of origin, within Europe, did not seem to be associated with levels of job satisfaction.

Additional Information:The final published version of this article is available online at https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/journal/economic-and-industrial-democracy
Keywords:Comparative design, gender, job satisfaction, migration, statistical methods
Subjects:L Social studies > L160 International Economics
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
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Deposited On:09 Aug 2018 13:20

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