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Title: Is tourism development associated with employment of low quality?
Authors: Melián González, Santiago 
Bulchand Gidumal, Jacques 
UNESCO Clasification: 531290 Economía sectorial: turismo
Keywords: Employment
Institutional theory
Job quality
Issue Date: 2024
Journal: Tourism Review 
Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze whether higher tourism development in a region is associated with lower-quality employment in that region. Design/methodology/approach: The analysis is based on the last two editions of the European Working Conditions Survey and on the tourism development of European regions. Two samples were studied (2015 and 2021). Findings: Tourism development does not affect the quality of employment in regions. The institutional regime of the country to which the region belongs is associated with the job quality (JQ) in the region. Research limitations/implications: Only subjective indicators of employment quality are considered in the analysis. Practical implications: The quality of employment is related to the institutional regime. Policymakers should consider the institutional factors of social democratic countries to improve the low quality of tourism occupations. Originality/value: Research on the quality of employment in tourism has mostly focused on tourism occupations without considering determinants other than industry characteristics. This research is unique because it includes both the institutional view of JQ and the overall regional employment.
ISSN: 1660-5373
DOI: 10.1108/TR-07-2023-0494
Source: Tourism Review, march 2024
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