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Flexploitation or flexibilisation? - A cross-sectional study of youth well-being in a changing labour market

Bengtsson, Emil LU (2015) WPMM41 20151
School of Social Work
Abstract
Author: Emil Bengtsson
Title: Flexploitation or flexibilisation? - A cross-sectional study of youth well-being in a changing labour market.
Supervisor: Max Koch
Assessors: Roberto Scaramuzzino & Katarina Jacobsson

The aim of this study was to explore the development of well-being among youth in the Nordic countries in relation to changing labour market conditions. The dimensions of focus constituted subjective and personal accounts of physiological and psychological well-being. The study was based on perspectives and previous studies on labour market participation and employment standards and the influence of such factors for the well-being of individuals. Theory on the associations of such factors were constructed and tested through... (More)
Author: Emil Bengtsson
Title: Flexploitation or flexibilisation? - A cross-sectional study of youth well-being in a changing labour market.
Supervisor: Max Koch
Assessors: Roberto Scaramuzzino & Katarina Jacobsson

The aim of this study was to explore the development of well-being among youth in the Nordic countries in relation to changing labour market conditions. The dimensions of focus constituted subjective and personal accounts of physiological and psychological well-being. The study was based on perspectives and previous studies on labour market participation and employment standards and the influence of such factors for the well-being of individuals. Theory on the associations of such factors were constructed and tested through quantitative analysis making use of data from the European Social Survey in a cross-sectional study. Much in accordance with the theorized associations Employment, Income and Education was shown to be positive predictors of Health. Additionally, work satisfaction and satisfaction with work-life balance was related to higher psychological and physiological well-being. Despite previous studies suggesting that rising non-standard employment (NSE) arrangements such as limited contracts and lower employment security are causing ill-health, no such changes could be identified in neither the youth population in the Nordic countries nor in Europe. There were further no significant correlations between NSE contracts and the operationalized well-being measure of Health made use of in the undertaken multiple regression analysis. These findings could suggest that non-standard employment and the flexibilisation of the labour market does not have as adverse effects for the well-being of youth and perhaps not even for the greater population. The flexible non-standard employments might have become the new standard. (Less)
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Bengtsson, Emil LU
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WPMM41 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Well-being, Subjective health, Non-standard employment, Flexibilisation, Cross-sectional study
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English
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7366123
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2015-06-29 16:09:24
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  abstract     = {Author: Emil Bengtsson
Title: Flexploitation or flexibilisation? - A cross-sectional study of youth well-being in a changing labour market.
Supervisor: Max Koch
Assessors: Roberto Scaramuzzino & Katarina Jacobsson

The aim of this study was to explore the development of well-being among youth in the Nordic countries in relation to changing labour market conditions. The dimensions of focus constituted subjective and personal accounts of physiological and psychological well-being. The study was based on perspectives and previous studies on labour market participation and employment standards and the influence of such factors for the well-being of individuals. Theory on the associations of such factors were constructed and tested through quantitative analysis making use of data from the European Social Survey in a cross-sectional study. Much in accordance with the theorized associations Employment, Income and Education was shown to be positive predictors of Health. Additionally, work satisfaction and satisfaction with work-life balance was related to higher psychological and physiological well-being. Despite previous studies suggesting that rising non-standard employment (NSE) arrangements such as limited contracts and lower employment security are causing ill-health, no such changes could be identified in neither the youth population in the Nordic countries nor in Europe. There were further no significant correlations between NSE contracts and the operationalized well-being measure of Health made use of in the undertaken multiple regression analysis. These findings could suggest that non-standard employment and the flexibilisation of the labour market does not have as adverse effects for the well-being of youth and perhaps not even for the greater population. The flexible non-standard employments might have become the new standard.},
  author       = {Bengtsson, Emil},
  keyword      = {Well-being,Subjective health,Non-standard employment,Flexibilisation,Cross-sectional study},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Flexploitation or flexibilisation? - A cross-sectional study of youth well-being in a changing labour market},
  year         = {2015},
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