Title: Linguistic work quality index

Authors: María José Fernandez

Addresses: Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) – Interdisciplinary Institute of Political Economy of Buenos Aires (IIEP-BAIRES), Av. Córdoba 2122, 2° Piso, (C1120AAQ) Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Abstract: Work quality measures are fundamental to study population welfare. Labour activity occupies most of the workers' day, so quantifying people's welfare by means of work quality is central. Decent work indicators have the aim of establishing the characteristics of an employment relationship to verify that a job is carried out under conditions of freedom, equality, security and human dignity. The purpose of these indicators is to measure the degree to which a certain goal has been achieved in order to develop precise policies to improve people's standard of living. In this paper, a proposal is developed to measure decent work deficit in a linguistic way. A complete decent work index model is formulated using linguistic labels and the linguistic weighted average operator. Finally, some comments are made about the benefits of using linguistic variables when measuring work quality.

Keywords: linguistic models; linguistic weighted average; decent work index; labour conditions; subjectivity; linguistic index; work quality index; welfare.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBCRM.2018.10015194

International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 2018 Vol.8 No.3, pp.262 - 279

Received: 13 Nov 2017
Accepted: 03 Feb 2018

Published online: 01 Aug 2018 *

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