Good Jobs Matter: A New Paradigm for Measuring Job Quality

Reimagining Job Quality

In recent years, there’s been a lot of discussion about the “quality” of jobs. Most people intuitively understand that some jobs are better than others. But what does “job quality” actually mean?

For too long, the US has measured the health of our economy by counting the total number of jobs, not whether those jobs sustain and uplift the people in them. As we rebuild after the pandemic, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine the social compact and what a good job really means to more accurately reflect working peoples’ experiences and aspirations.

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Job Quality Measurement Report

Learn about and explore bold ideas from the Job Quality Measurement Initiative from The Families and Workers Funds and their partners through the report below. This report explores the idea that the US should measure the quality of jobs, not just the quantity. Jobs that pay well and provide good benefits are important for families and society.

The report provides ideas on how to improve job quality measurement.

The Job Quality Measurement Initiative (JQMI) was launched by the Families and Workers Fund, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Lumina Foundation, and Omidyar Network, and in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor and more than 70 data experts, to surface bold, actionable pathways to strengthen the country’s job quality data infrastructure.

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Posted on November 11, 2022 in , ,

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