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dc.contributor.authorIsham, A.
dc.contributor.authorMair, Simon
dc.contributor.authorJackson, T.
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-15T10:37:11Z
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-17T12:11:59Z
dc.date.available2021-02-15T10:37:11Z
dc.date.available2021-02-17T12:11:59Z
dc.date.issued2021-06
dc.identifier.citationIsham A, Mair S and Jackson T (2021) Worker wellbeing and productivity in advanced economies: Re-examining the link. Ecological Economics. 184: 106989.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18348
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractLabour productivity is a key concept for understanding the way modern economies use resources and features prominently in ecological economics. Ecological economists have questioned the desirability of labour productivity growth on both environmental and social grounds. In this paper we aim to contribute to ongoing debates by focusing on the link between labour productivity and worker wellbeing. First, we review the evidence for the happy-productive worker thesis, which suggests labour productivity could be improved by increasing worker wellbeing. Second, we review the evidence on ways that productivity growth may undermine worker wellbeing. We find there is experimental evidence demonstrating a causal effect of worker wellbeing on productivity, but that the relationship can also sometimes involve resource-intensive mediators. Taken together with the evidence of a negative impact on worker wellbeing from productivity growth, we conclude that a relentless pursuit of productivity growth is potentially counterproductive, not only in terms of worker wellbeing, but even in terms of long-term productivity.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in particular through grant no: ES/M010163/1 which supports the Centre for the Under-standing of Sustainable Prosperity and ES/S015124/1 which supported the project “Powering Productivity”.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.106989
dc.rights© 2021 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.subjectHealthen_US
dc.subjectWellbeingen_US
dc.subjectProductivityen_US
dc.subjectProductivity growthen_US
dc.subjectWorkplace factorsen_US
dc.titleWorker wellbeing and productivity in advanced economies: Re-examining the linken_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2021-02-03
dc.date.application2021-02-24
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.date.updated2021-02-15T10:37:14Z
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-17T12:14:37Z
dc.openaccess.statusGolden_US


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