In the Workplace with Peter Cappelli and Dan O'Meara

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What is a "Good" Job?

Season 2018, Ep. 5

For a long time any job that paid well with reasonable benefits was considered to be a "good job." Now, however, social scientists are finding that the components of a "good job" are much more nuanced than that. In this episode hosts Peter Capelli and Dan O'Meara talk with Ellen Ruppel Shell about "good jobs" and how they've changed in recent times.


Ellen Ruppel Shell, long time contributing editor for The Atlantic, writes and has written on issues of science, social justice, economics and public policy for Science, Scientific American, the New York Times opinion and book pages, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Discover, The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe and the Washington Post. She has served as an editor for a wide range of national publications and for public broadcasting, and is sought frequently as a commentator on issues of science and the press.


Read more from Ellen Ruppel Shell:

https://www.theatlantic.com/author/ellen-ruppel-shell/

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