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Title: Work and well-being
Author: Bryce, Andrew
ISNI:       0000 0004 7960 3604
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2019
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This thesis presents the findings from three research projects exploring the relationship between work and well-being. Firstly, I contribute to the literature on the effects of the timing of work by analysing the extent to which weekend working impacts upon different measures of subjective well-being. Using two UK datasets (the Labour Force Survey and Understanding Society), I find that weekend working has a negative impact on happiness, psychological well-being and satisfaction with leisure time. Secondly, I explore the effects of occupation and job type on workers' well-being, making a specific distinction between eudaimonic and hedonic aspects of well-being. This analysis, based on the American Time Use Survey and the UK Annual Population Survey, shows that job type is a strong predictor of eudaimonic well-being with jobs that combine professional autonomy and social impact appearing to be most associated with subjective feelings of meaningfulness or purpose. Finally, I use the harmonised British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society data to investigate the extent to which well-being is affected by the unemployment of one's partner, and how these spill-over effects vary between men and women. I find strong evidence of cross-partner effects of both male and female unemployment, but these impacts depend on the gender of the partner, how unemployment is defined and how well-being is measured.
Supervisor: Roberts, Jennifer ; Bryan, Mark Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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