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Job satisfaction declines 'dramatically' for women, report says

Published 10/06/2016

The expectation of female employees more closely
The expectation of female employees more closely "matches reality" as they become increasingly dissatisfied, the report found

Women's job satisfaction has declined "dramatically" over the past generation as they expect far more from their work, according to a report.

The expectation of female employees now more closely "matches reality" as they become less satisfied, said Lancaster University Management School.

In 1991 there was a significant "female satisfaction advantage", but this has changed and there is no difference in job satisfaction between men and women, said the report.

Co-researcher Professor Colin Green said: "Female workers in the 90s had lower expectations than their male counterparts and were simply more satisfied with a given set of working characteristics."

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