The First Central American Working Conditions and Health Survey, carried out in 2011, found that many people are self-employed, and that three-quarters of the workforce are not covered by social security.
This publication focuses on the impact of employment status on workers' health. It presents and analyses data on the 15 Member States of the European Union, collected from the Foundation's Second European Survey on Working Conditions, Eurostat, and OECD. It also offers recommendations on how to carry out further research into the relationship between health and different types of employment.
This report analyses the latest findings from the Foundation’s Third European survey on working conditions, examining for the first time the associations between various types of employment and selected health indicators. It shows the impact of factors such as the physical environment, work organisation and psychosocial conditions on the health of workers. It concludes that a healthy, productive and well-motivated workforce is the key agent in socio-economic development.