Low-qualified workers in Europe
Comparative study [ size 755 kb ]
In general, people in Europe who have only a basic level of education are disadvantaged in three ways: their employment options are limited, they tend to be restricted to certain types of jobs and they have fewer opportunities to participate in training than people with more education. Current policies are geared towards ensuring that fewer people drop out of the school system with inadequate qualifications. However, it is equally important to ensure that those with low qualifications can access the labour market and find stable, decent employment. The social partners can make an important contribution in this regard.
The study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by the EWCO correspondents. The text of each of these national reports is available below. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire and should be read in conjunction with it.