Global financial crisis and job satisfaction of atypical workers: the case of Taiwan

Bih-Hearn Virginia Lee, Lih-Rong Lillian Wang, David Fu-Keung Ip
2011 Journal of Asian Public Policy  
Since September 2008, global and regional employment markets have been seriously undermined as a result of the global financial crisis. This article analyzes how the Taiwanese labour market, particularly the market for atypical labour, has been affected by the current global financial crisis and examines whether workers have experienced a significant difference in their level of job satisfaction as a result of the crisis. The path analysis for the 'gap in job satisfaction' (GiJS) before and
more » ... iJS) before and after the global financial crisis shows that there are significant differences in the GiJS among respondents, which can be attributed to several factors: most importantly, type of Abstract 1 Professor, Graduate This is the Pre-Published Version. 2 work, followed by educational level, and, finally, monthly income. Gender has less effect on the GiJS than other variables; however, its does affect the GiJS insofar as it influences type of work and monthly income. As a result of the global financial crisis, atypical workers, workers with little education, and poorly paid workers have significantly lower job satisfaction than workers engaged in typical employment, well-educated workers, and well-paid workers. The three disadvantaged groups have experienced a greater reduction of job satisfaction than the other groups.
doi:10.1080/17516234.2011.574964 fatcat:ufsxxzvadnephcp5lckgw5yqda