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Spotlight on older people icon Older people - Work, care and inclusion 24 June 2014
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Spotlight on youth icon Youth issues a top priority 10 September 2014
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Spotlight on employment icon Employment - jobs in Europe 11 August 2014
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Spotlight on quality of life icon Quality of life, citizens and public services 10 July 2014
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    • 10 September 2014 Just published Effects of restructuring at regional level and approaches to dealing with the consequences
      Most large-scale restructurings affect the regions and employment areas where they take place, not just the company and its employees. Based on secondary data analysis, a literature review and five in-depth case studies, this report aims to identify the effects of large-scale restructuring at regional level. It also describes examples of successful regional management directed at maintaining and improving labour markets and living conditions following an important restructuring event.
    • 20 August 2014 Just published Occupational profiles in working conditions: Identification of groups with multiple disadvantages
      Job quality indexes are constructed on the basis of such aspects of working conditions as earnings, prospects, working time, and intrinsic job quality. Occupations where job quality is consistently low are labelled ‘occupations with multiple disadvantages’. Eurofound's latest report, using data from the fifth European Working Conditions Survey, finds that workers in mid-skilled manual and lowskilled occupations do quite poorly when it comes to earnings, prospects and intrinsic job quality.
    • 25 July 2014 Just published Mapping youth transitions in Europe
      This new report analyses the labour market situation of young people in Europe, focusing in particular on their school-to-work transition. Overall, 23% of young European job-seekers aged 15–24 could not find a job in January 2014. In 2012, 14.6 million young people across Europe were not in employment, education or training (NEETs), accounting for 15.9% of the entire population of those aged 15–29.
    • 18 July 2014 News Automatic stabilisers in the Economic and Monetary Union?
      Eurofound's Director Juan Menéndez-Valdés presented a background document prepared by Eurofound’s research experts on automatic stabilisers in the Economic and Monetary Unions to EU Ministers of Employment at the informal EPSCO meeting in Milan, Italy, on 17-18 July 2014.
    • 8 July 2014 Just published Drivers of recent job polarisation and upgrading in Europe - European Jobs Monitor 2014
      This report looks in detail at recent shifts in the employment structure at Member State and EU level, examining the main sectors and occupations that have contributed to job loss and job growth. It finds, for example, that in 2011–2013, the majority of net employment losses continued to occur in middle-paid and low-to-middle-paid jobs in construction and manufacturing.