The green factor : unpacking green job growth

Sofroniou, Nick and Anderson, Pauline (2021) The green factor : unpacking green job growth. International Labour Review, 160 (1). pp. 21-41. ISSN 0020-7780 (

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This article estimates the number of green jobs in Scotland and identifies change over time. Scotland is the site of administrative data collection but the methodological framework presented can be applied to any region. The findings highlight the value of charting changes in green jobs based on inclusive rather than ‘purist’ definitions to better capture the broader impact of greening on jobs. The findings also indicate a need for greater analytical attention on issues of green job quality and inclusive green job growth.