Job satisfaction of older workers

Wim Groot*, Henriëtte Maassen Van Den Brink

*Corresponding author for this work

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Using data for The Netherlands, this paper analyzes the relation between allocation, wages and job satisfaction. Five conclusions emerge from the empirical analysis: satisfaction with the job content is the main factor explaining overall job satisfaction; the effects of individual and job characteristics on job satisfaction differ by the aspect of the job considered; the response to a general question on job satisfaction differs from the response to questions on satisfaction with different aspects of the job; it is relevant to consider the joint relation between wages and job satisfaction; and skill mismatches do not seem to affect job satisfaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Journal of Manpower
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Publication series

SeriesInternational Journal of Manpower

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