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Job satisfaction of older workers

Wim Groot (Maastricht University and “Scholar” Research Center for Education and Labor Market, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink (“Scholar” Research Center for Education and Labor Market, University of Amsterdam and Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Article publication date: 1 September 1999



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.



Groot, W. and Maassen van den Brink, H. (1999), "Job satisfaction of older workers", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 20 No. 6, pp. 343-360.




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