Complex, problem-solving jobs – or the reverse?
Below is a rather depressing table. I've taken it from a piece by Michael Handel in the recent ippr publication Technology, globalisation and the future of work in Europe, which draws on data from the European Working Conditions Survey. First, it suggests that the quality of work in the UK dropped significantly over the decade to 2005, absolutely and relative to other EU countries. We started well above the EU average on both complex tasks and problem-solving at work, but 10 years later we had dropped significantly on both these scores, so that we were below average on the former and only just above on the latter. This is not a healthy…Read More