EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

Flexibility and security over the life course

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In recent years, the issue of flexicurity – how to maintain a balance between the needs of companies for more flexibility in employment contracts and the needs of workers for flexible working hours and for security of employment – has shifted to centre-stage in the policy arena. This report looks at the impact of the ongoing trend towards greater flexibility in the European labour market. It explores whether the trend has contributed to a better work–life balance for workers and reveals the long-term effects of working in non-standard contracts and working part time on individuals’ careers, incomes and employment security.

Document Type: 
Report
Reference No: 
EF0762
Published on: 
25 February 2008
Catalogue: 
TJ-78-07-105-EN-C
Observatory: 
EurWORK
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