Job quality matters. It contributes to economic competitiveness, social cohesion and personal well-being. Focusing on 'bad jobs', this book outlines debates, developments, issues and trends in job quality whilst asking the question are bad jobs inevitable?. Bringing together an internationally renowned group of academics, the book defines and measures bad jobs; explains variation and change in job quality; and identifies workplace practices and broader non-workplace strategies for making bad jobs better. Key Benefits: - An essential collection for the study of labour and job quality - Written by leading experts - Contains cutting edge research on contemporary topics relating to work and employment Are Bad Jobs Inevitable? is an ideal companion for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students of Sociology, Labour Relations, Labour Economics, Organization Studies, HRM and Employee Relations.