08 August 2013
To better understand the progress women have made thus far in the European Union, this report analyses the current situation and the obstacles women face on the way to top managerial positions in more detail. It first examines what the literature tells us about the careers of female managers; then reviews the existing European data on women in managerial positions in the EU, using information from the European Working Conditions Surveys.
05 June 2012
Work plays a pivotal role in people’s lives, in the functioning of companies and in society at large. Improving the quality of work and working conditions has long been at the forefront of EU policy, most recently in the Europe 2020 Strat...
13 December 2010
This report is based on the second EQLS carried out in 2007-8 and offers a wideranging view of the diverse social realities in the 27 Member States, as well as covering Norway and the candidate countries of Turkey, Macedonia and Croatia. Th...
06 November 2008
Skills, skills, skills! This is the mantra of modern labour and social policies. Up-skilling is seen as a win-win solution and it is commonly agreed that up-skilling lies in the interests of individual employees, as well as employers and, i...
04 February 2007
The nationwide research programme ‘Increasing the attractiveness of working life’, conducted as part of the VETO programme (in Finnish)  under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health  (Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö), has financed projects which focus on employees who are ageing or who have families. One such study, /Mothers and fathers in the labour market 1989-2002/2003/, carried out in 2005 by Anita Haataja of the Government Institute for Economic Research (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus, VATT ), provides background information on the position of parents in the labour market. As the data from 2003 were flawed, some of the results are given only up to 2002 – the timescale is specified in the text where it includes 2003. The main research objective was to examine trends in the employment of women and men, and to identify the extent to which work–life balance  policies influence the situation of parents and of those without children.  https://rtstm.teamware.com/Resource.phx/veto/index.htx  http://www.stm.fi/Resource.phx/eng/index.htx  http://en.vatt.fi/  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/worklife-balance-0