This report introduces the American Working Conditions Survey (AWCS), a survey of individuals designed to collect detailed information on a broad range of working conditions in the American workplace.

Citation: Maestas, Nicole, Kathleen J. Mullen, David Powell, Till von Wachter, and Jeffrey B. Wenger, Working Conditions in the United States: Results of the 2015 American Working Conditions Survey, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, RR-2014-APSF, 2017. As of September 05, 2018: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2014.html


(Note: the following post/article/research is not associated with any work/project by Persons Asset Class – Only for the intended purposes of research and knowledge sharing for the betterment of equitable systems.)


Key Findings on the U.S. Working Conditions in 2015

  • The clear majority of Americans (eight out of ten) have steady and predictable work throughout the year, but many fewer work the same number of hours on a day-to-day basis (54 percent).
  • The clear majority of Americans (eight out of ten) have steady and predictable work throughout the year, but many fewer work the same number of hours on a day-to-day basis (54 percent).
  • Nearly three-fourths of Americans report either intense or repetitive physical exertion on the job at least one-quarter of the time.
  • More than one-half of Americans report exposure to unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions.
  • Nearly one in five American workers are exposed to a hostile or threatening social environment at work.
  • Most Americans (two-thirds) frequently work at high speeds or under tight deadlines, and one in four perceives that they have too little time to do their job.
  • While a large proportion (62 percent) hold jobs whose tasks are typically monotonous, an overwhelming majority of American workers views “solving unforeseen problems” and “applying own ideas” as integral parts of their jobs (82 and 85 percent, respectively). Similar percentages say that their jobs involve complex tasks (70 percent) and learning new things (84 percent).
  • More than one-half (58 percent) of American workers describe their boss as supportive, and 56 percent say that they have very good friends at work.
  • Only 38 percent of workers state that their job offers good prospects for advancement.
  • Four out of five American workers report that their job met at least one definition of “meaningful” always or most of the time.

Link to the full report >


https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2014.readonline.html

 



 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s