English title: Multiple Discrimination and the Quality of Jobs Across Europe

Author(s): Katalin Tardos -

Language: English

Type: Report, working paper

Year: 2013


The paper investigates the phenomenon of multiple discrimination and the quality of jobs available in the labour market in the European Union. Numerous studies have demonstrated the negative impact of discrimination on employment prospects; however, only a very few have investigated how discrimination relates to overall job quality. The paper analyses the significance of discrimination on multiple grounds; the grounds of discrimination that are most likely to be combined, and finally, whether there is a significant difference in the employment rate and job quality among victims of single or multiple-grounds discrimination. The research tested the hypothesis that victims of multiple discrimination have both a lower employment rate and, when employed, a lower overall job quality compared to those affected by no or single-grounds discrimination at the same educational level. To measure the overall job quality of respondents, a complex index has been designed. The research evaluates data from the fifth round of the European Social Survey (ESS) conducted in 2010. The findings reinforced the view that victims of multiple discrimination had a lower job-quality level compared to those not discriminated against, or discriminated on a single ground, especially at the lower and higher ends of the educational continuum. Furthermore, the research revealed important methodological implications concerning the measurement of discrimination.

Edition: 0

Institution: Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Number of pages: 21

Number: 5

Series: Online Journal of the Institute for Sociology, Centre for Social Sciences

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