Research Interests

 My research interests lie in the area that exists between economics and sociology, focusing on work and employment issues such as:
-The division of labour and change in employment structures.
-Job quality and working conditions.
-Technical change, work and employment.
-Wage inequality.
-European labour markets and labour regulation.


Publications

1. Articles in peer-reviewed journals

-With C. Vacas-Soriano (2018): “Income Inequality in the Great Recession from an EU-wide Perspective” CESifo Forum 19(2), 9-18.

-With J. Hurley (2017): “Routine-biased technical change and job polarisation in Europe“, Socio-Economic Review 15(3), 565-585. Additional charts to figure 5.

-With C. Vacas-Soriano (2016): “A coordinated European Union minimum wage policy?“, European Journal of Industrial Relations, 22(2), 97-113.

-With Grande, R., del Rey Poveda, A., and Antón, J. I. (2015): “Employment and Occupational Mobility among Recently Arrived Immigrants: The Spanish Case 1997–2007”, Population Research and Policy Review, 34 (2), 243-277.

-With del Rey Poveda, A., Cebrián-Villar, M., Grande Martín, R., and Antón, J. I. (2015): “La interferencia entre el estatus familiar y las características individuales en el nacimiento del primer hijo tras la emigración a España”, Revista Internacional de Sociología, 73(2), e011.

-With J.I. Antón and R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente (2014): “Supplementary private pensions and saving: evidence from Spain”, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 13 (04), 367-388.

-With J.I. Antón, R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente and J. Rivera (2013): “Effects of health care decentralization in Spain from a citizens’ perspective”, European Journal of Health Economics, May 2013, 1-21.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, J.I. Antón and F.J. Braña (2013): “Early School Leaving In Spain: Evolution, Intensity & Determinants”, European Journal of Education, 48 (1), 150-164.

-(2012): “Job Polarization in Europe? Changes in the Employment Structure and Job Quality, 1995-2007“, Work and Occupations, Vol. 39(2), 157-182.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, J.I. Antón and F. Esteve (2011): “E Pluribus Unum? A Critical Survey Of Job Quality Indicators”, Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 9(2), 447-475.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, J.I. Antón and F.J. Braña (2010): “Algunas apreciaciones aritméticas sobre el fracaso y el abandono escolar”, Revista de Educación, Nº Extraordinario.

-With C. Weltz (2008): “Financial participation of employees in the European Union: much ado about nothing?”, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 14(4), 479-496.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente (2007): “Producción y Tiempo. Utilización de capacidad instalada en las empresas españolas, in Estudios de Economía Aplicada, 25-1.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente (2005): “Job Satisfaction as an Indicator of the Quality of Work“, in Journal of Socio-Economics vol. 34 – issue 5.

-(2003) “Job Instability and Political Attitudes Towards Work: Some Lessons from the Spanish Case“, in European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 9 nº 2, pp. 205-222.

-(2002) “Una aproximación sociológica al fenómeno del Software Libre”, in Revista Internacional de Sociología, nº 31, pp. 167-184.

2. Articles in edited books

-(2018): “Game changing technologies for European manufacturing“, in M. Neufeind, J. O’Reilly, and F. Ranft (eds): Work in the Digital Age. Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Rowman & Littlefield International Ltd, London.

-With Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, R. (2014): Job Satisfaction”, in A. Michalos (ed.): Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, 3451-3454.

-(2012): “Patterns of employment expansion in Europe, 1995-2007” in E. Fernández-Macías, J. Hurley y  D. Storrie (eds): Transformations of the employment structure in the EU and the US, 1995–2007, Palgrave Macmillan, London.

-With J. Ignacio Antón y R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente (2012): “Identifying Bad-Quality Jobs Across Europe”, in C. Warhurst, T. Findlay, C. Tilly and F. Carré (eds.): Are Bad Jobs Inevitable?, Palgrave Macmillan, London.

-With F. Bauer et al.: “Cross-country Comparison of Operating Hours, Capacity Utilisation, Working Times and Employment”, in L. Delsen et al (2007): Operating Hours and Working Times, Springer, Berlin.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente: “Operating hours and working times in Spain”, in L. Delsen et al (2007): Operating Hours and Working Times, Springer, Berlin.

-“Tipo de contrato y actitudes hacia los sindicatos”, in García Laso, A. y Sanguinetti Raymond, W. (2002): Sindicatos y cambios económicos y sociales, Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca.

3. Books

-With J. Hurley and  D. Storrie (eds) (2012): Transformations of the employment structure in the EU and the US, 1995–2007, Palgrave Macmillan, London. Some chapters for download: Ch. 1 – Introduction. Ch. 2 – Methodology. Ch. 3 – European patterns. Ch. 7 – A multidimensional job quality approach.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, J.I. Antón and F. Esteve (2011): Measuring More than Money: the Social Economics of Job Quality, Edward Elgar, London.

-(2010): Changes in the structure of employment and job quality in Europe (Doctoral dissertation), University of Salamanca, Spain.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, J.I. Antón and F.J. Braña (2009): Abandono escolar y mercado de trabajo, Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, Madrid.

-With M. Escobar Mercado (2009): Análisis Estadístico para las Ciencias Sociales con Stata, CIS, Madrid.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente (2008): El trabajo a tiempo parcial en España, Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, Madrid.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, F. Esteve Mora and A. García Laso (2003): Nuevos tiempos de actividad y empleo, Ministerio de Trabajo, Madrid.

4. Selected policy-oriented reports and working papers

-With A. Pesole, M.C.U. Brancati, F. Biagi, F. and I.G. Vazquez (2018): Platform Workers in Europe, JRC Working Paper (EUR 29275 EN), Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg,.

-With M. Bisello and M. E. Hansen (2018): New Tasks in Old Jobs: Drivers of Change and Implications for Job Quality, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With J. Hurley, E. Peruffo, D. Storrie, M. Poel and El. Packalén (2018): Game changing technologies: Exploring the impact on production processes and work, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With T. Paniagua de la Iglesia (2018): Labour market integration of migrants and their descendants in Europe, Eurofound, Dublin.

-(2018): Automation, digitisation and platforms: Implications for work and employment, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With M. Bisello and V. Maccarrone (2017): Employment transitions and occupational mobility in Europe: The impact of the Great Recession, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With J. Hurley and J.M. Arranz-Muñoz (2017): Occupational change and wage inequality: European Jobs Monitor 2017, Eurofound, Dublin.

 -With C. Vacas (2017): Income inequalities and Employment Patterns in Europe before and after the Great Recession, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With J. Hurley and M. Bisello (2016): What do Europeans do at work? A task-based analysis: European Jobs Monitor 2016, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With J. Hurley et al. (2015): Upgrading or polarisation? Long-term and global shifts in the employment structure: European Jobs Monitor 2015, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With C. Vacas (2015): Recent developments in the distribution of wages in Europe, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With J. Hurley (2014): Drivers of recent job polarization and upgrading in Europe, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With C. Vacas, C. Aumayr-Pintar and J. Cabrita (2014): Pay in Europe in the 21st Century, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With J. Hurley and D. Storrie (2013): Employment polarization and job quality in the crisis, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With Antón, J. I., Muñoz de Bustillo, R., and Rivera, J. (2011). Evaluación del proceso de descentralización del sistemas nacional de salud desde la perspectiva de los ciudadanos, CIS, Madrid.

-With Muñoz de Bustillo, R., Antón, J. I., and Azpitarte, F. (2010). Evaluación del tercer pilar del sistema de pensiones: determinantes de las aportaciones voluntarias y sus efectos sobre el ahorro de las familias, Ministerio de Trabajo e inmigración.

-With J. Hurley (2008): More and Better Jobs? Patterns of employment expansion in the EU, 1995-2006, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With A. Parent-Thirion, J. Hurley and G. Vermeylen (2007): Fourth European Working Conditions Survey, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With H. Krieger (2006): Too much or too little long-distance mobility in Europe? EU policies to promote and restrict mobility, Eurofound, Dublin.

5. Other publications

-“Labour mobility in Europe during the Great Recession“, in Social Europe Journal (3 August 2017).

-“Europe´s shrinking middle class“, in Social Europe Journal (20 June 2017).

-“EU Income Inequality And The Great Recession“, in Social Europe Journal (21 March 2017).

-“Fewer Routine Jobs But More Routine Work“, in Social Europe Journal (27 September 2016).

-“A framework for measuring tasks across occupations“, in VoxEU (25 September 2016).

-“Three challenges for a modern labour market agenda in the EU“, in Policy Network (7 January 2016).

-“Job Polarisation In Europe: Are Mid-Skilled Jobs Disappearing?“, in Social Europe Journal (30 July 2015).

-“An EU perspective on wage inequality“, in Social Europe Journal (19 May 2015).

-“Occupational changes that transform the middle class“, in The Broker Online (28 April 2015).

 -With J. Ignacio Antón y R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente (2015): “Determinantes de la participación de los trabajadores en los planes privados de pensiones en la UE”, Revista de Derecho de la Seguridad Social 2, 263-288.

-With J. Hurley and  D. Storrie (2014): La polarización del empleo y la calidad del trabajo en la crisis. Panorama Social 18(7), 73-90.

-(2012): “La política laboral española en el seno de la UE. ¿Una integración sin competencias?“, Sistema. Revista de Ciencias Sociales, 225-226, 49-64.