Training and life satisfaction: A disrupted pathway to better work

Tregaskis, Olga ORCID: and Nandi, Alita (2023) Training and life satisfaction: A disrupted pathway to better work. Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, 29 (3). pp. 387-404. ISSN 1996-7284

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Training is identified as a key feature of good quality work. Labour market education and training in the United Kingdom, however, operates within a weak institutional context and state interest is reserved for supply issues. Employer demand for a skilled labour market is constrained and the burden of investment in training is left with the individual. Can adult training in the United Kingdom offer a pathway to better work and life outcomes, particularly for those who are already disadvantaged? Using a longitudinal nationally representative data set, the UK Understanding Society initiative (2010–2020), we identify the effects of different types of training and their intensity on life satisfaction. We assess how the impact of training on life satisfaction is moderated by the socio-demographic characteristics of the learner, namely, employment status, gender, ethnicity and migration status, age and deprivation of the area in which they live.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: This work was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number ES/N003586/1].
Uncontrolled Keywords: training,life-satisfaction,inequalities,skills,human capital,inequalities,quality work,job quality,life satisfaction,industrial relations,organizational behavior and human resource management,sdg 8 - decent work and economic growth,sdg 5 - gender equality,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400/1410
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Employment Systems and Institutions
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2023 08:31
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2023 03:14
DOI: 10.1177/10242589231193894


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