Working time and worklife balance in European companies (infosheet)

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The Foundation carried out a comprehensive survey on working time and work–life balance in more than 21 000 European workplaces between autumn 2004 and spring 2005. The countries surveyed included the 15 ‘old’ Member States of the European Union (EU15) and six of the new Member States: the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Latvia, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia. The survey included questions on a variety of topics: flexible working time arrangements and working time accounts, part-time work, overtime and non-standard working hours; parental and other longterm leave; phased and early retirement; as well as specific policies to support work-life balance.



Published: 10 May, 2006
Authors: 
Eurofound
Document Type: 
Information sheet
Reference No: 
ef0625
Published on: 
09 May 2006
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