The Perceptions of Good Jobs study has been conducted in order to better understand and explain how jobs are perceived in a number of selected countries. The report is primarily targeted to provide inputs towards the WDR 2013 and is part of a series of studies conducted on perceptions of good jobs in four countries: Colombia, China, Egypt and Sierra Leone. The main emphasis has been to explore the nature of jobs that affect living standards and enhance social cohesion.
The report addresses the following research questions:
- What are the most important factors affecting labor force participation?
- What are the relations between jobs and household wealth?
- Can perceptions and stereotyping of jobs be regarded as constraints for job creation?
- What are the linkages between job benefits and job stability?
- What are the determinants of job satisfaction?
- Jobs can be evaluated using a human empowerment perspective by focusing on three features of a job: cognitive, creative and autonomous activities. What is the relationship between job status and human empowerment?
- Does inclusion in the labor force contribute to increased social trust and confidence in institutions?