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
"Away from home, better at school. The case of a British boarding school." Economics of Education Review 73 (2019) (with F. Foliani and M. Sartarelli).
"The declining volume of workers' training in Britain." British Journal of Industrial Relations 54:2 (2016): 422–448 (with A. Felstead, D. Gallie, H. Inanc, and N. Jewson).
"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).
Health effects of job insecurity Updated
Job insecurity adversely affects health, but employability policies and otherwise better job quality can mitigate the effectsFrancis Green, December 2020The fear of unemployment has increased around the world in the wake of Covid-19. Research 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 could be partly mitigated if employers improved other aspects of job quality that support better health. 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 effective, stabilising macroeconomic policies, most especially at this time of pandemic.MoreLess