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“Good” Jobs and “Bad” Jobs

  • By: Gretchen R. Webber
  • In: Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Vicki Smith
  • Subject:Organizational Psychology, Sociology of Work (general), Organizational Theory

Jobs are critical to survival, building a life, and general well-being, however, not all jobs are created equal. Sociologists distinguish between “good” and “bad” jobs. Good jobs offer living wages, health care, retirement benefits, and paid leave. Good jobs are also ...

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