Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis

Volume 7, Number 2, 2015

 

Irena MOCANU, Paul-Răzvan ŞERBAN

 

EXPLORING THE QUALITY OF EMPLOYMENT IN ROMANIA AT DIFFERENT TERRITORIAL LEVELS

 

Abstract

The paper aims to explore the quality of employment at different territorial levels (national, macro-regional, regional, county and local level). The first section of the study approaches the quality of employment in terms of several perspectives (sociological, economic and geographical). Methodological aspects are discussed in the second section, with focus on the selection of statistical indicators by two main criteria: the relevance of the indicators and their availability for all the mentioned territorial levels. The largest part of the paper presents the analysis results, basically the typologies of the mentioned territorial levels in terms of selected indicators mirroring the quality of employment. The study shows that there exists a relationship between the situation of the quality of employment (weak, average or good) and the different territorial levels analysed.

 

Key Words: quality of employment, decent work, labour market, territorial level, Romania.

 

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