What Scotland's Future Workforce Think About 'Decent Work'

Amanda Simpson, Janet Moffett, Graham Allan, Chik Collins (Editor), Francis Stuart (Editor), Hartwig Pautz (Editor)

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This study investigates 82 Scottish secondary school pupils’ views on and expectations about decent work.• The majority expect to get decent work when they leave school• Participants view decent jobs as jobs that will allow them to live comfortably and be financially independent• Good bosses and friendly colleagues are valued• Young people identify the importance of equality and fair treatment in the workplace, and expect they will experience this when they start working• Most are confident they will get in-work training• A substantial number of young people believe their future jobs will be valued and worthwhile• Young people believe they should be protected from exploitative and unsafe work
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherUWS-Oxfam Partnership
Commissioning bodyUWS-Oxfam Partnership
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameUWS-Oxfam Partnership, Collaborative Research Reports Series, Decent Work in Scotland: Thematic Report 1
PublisherUWS-Oxfam Partnership


  • Scotland
  • decent work


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