26 August 2012
A leaflet summarising the main findings of the Employment Options of the Future survey on the subject of actual and preferred working hours.
17 February 2009
This report presents results from the Employment Options Survey with a special focus on the relationship between private living circumstances and labour market participation. Gender, age, marital status and children do have an influence on employment rates as well as on working conditions. The analyses in this report concentrate on the working time aspect and on the place of work. The question of how to share paid work and domestic duties among both partners within a family is relevant for more than two thirds of the working population in Europe.
01 June 2006
The Foundation’s Company Survey on Working Time and Work–Life Balance 2004–2005 set out to map the use of a variety of working time arrangements in companies, to assess the reasons for their introduction and their impact. This report presents an overview of the survey’s initial findings. It focuses on aspects such as flexible time arrangements in general, overtime, part-time work, nonstandard working hours, childcare leave and other forms of long-term leave, phased and early retirement and company policies to support work-life balance.
18 October 2002
Increased labour market participation is the key to achieving an inclusive European society for all. This report focuses on the issue of working time in the context of present employment policy priorities. It analyses findings from a survey carried out by the Foundation into working time across the 15 EU Member States and Norway.
16 November 2000
During the summer of 1998 more than 30,000 persons aged between 16 to 64 years from 16 European countries were interviewed about their current employment status, their working conditions and their preferences. This leaflet summarises the main findings of the survey on the subject of current participation in paid work and future preferences of men and women who are living together as a couple.