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Alternative Work Arrangements and Job Satisfaction

Cheryl Carleton () and Mary Kelly ()
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Mary Kelly: Department of Economics, Villanova School of Business, Villanova University, http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business/facultyresearch/facultydepartment/biodetail.html?mail=mary.kelly@villanova.edu&xsl=bio_long

No 32, Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics Working Paper Series from Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics

Abstract: There has been a rise in alternative work arrangements in recent years, with much variation in who selects these work arrangements and the reasons for doing so. Higher participation rates may stem in part from individual’s needs which are not met in more traditional jobs and is reflected in the impact they have on job satisfaction. This study explores variations in job satisfaction by work arrangement, controlling for both occupation and gender for respondents to the 2006, 2010 and 2014 General Social Survey. The rise in such employment and the prospect of it continuing to rise may have implications for the structure of jobs offered by traditional firms and it may also have important implications for the social safety nets of such workers and their families given the nature of how such benefits are provided in our economy. (updated 3/2018)

Keywords: Job Satisfaction; Happiness; Alternative Work Arrangements; Well-being; Quality of Work Life (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J28 J16 J48 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hap and nep-hrm
Date: 2016-12
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