UCL Institute of Education, UK
IZA World of Labor role
Author, Topic spokesperson
Job quality: job insecurity, Job quality: work intensification, Job quality: changing skills, Private schools, Graduate labour market
English - Native speaker
Print, Digital, Television, Radio
Professor of Work and Education Economics, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant to European Foundation for Living and Working Conditions
Professor of Economics, University of Kent, UK; Professor of Economics, University of Leeds, UK
PhD Economics, Birkbeck College
“Are English free schools socially selective? A quantitative analysis.” British Educational Research Journal (2015) (with R. Allen and A. Jenkins).
“Job-related well-being through the great recession.” Journal of Happiness Studies (2014) (with A. Felstead, D. Gallie, and H. Inanc).
Job insecurity adversely affects health, but fair workplace practices and employee participation can mitigate the effectsFrancis Green, December 2015Research has shown that job insecurity affects both mental and physical health, though the effects are lower when employees are easily re-employable. The detrimental effects of job insecurity can also be partly mitigated by employers allowing greater employee participation in workplace decision-making in order to ensure fair procedures. But as job insecurity is felt by many more people than just the unemployed, the negative health effects during recessions are multiplied and extend through the majority of the population. This reinforces the need for more effective, stabilising macroeconomic policies.MoreLess