The green factor: unpacking green job growth

Nick Sofroniou, Pauline Anderson

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-41
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Labour Review
Issue number1
Early online date1 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2021


  • classification
  • green jobs
  • job quality
  • methodology
  • occupational Statistics
  • inclusive growth
  • just transition
  • green skills
  • greening


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