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Fifth European Working Conditions survey: 2010

Fieldwork for the fifth European Working Conditions Survey was carried out between January and June of 2010.

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About the survey

The fifth edition of the EWCS covered issues related to:

  • precarious employment
  • leadership styles
  • worker participation
  • general job context
  • working time
  • work organisation
  • pay
  • work-related health risks
  • cognitive and psychosocial factors
  • work–life balance
  • access to training

Background and methodology

A number of questions were included in the questionnaire to capture the impact of the economic downturn on working conditions.

Almost 44,000 workers were interviewed, covering 34 countries – EU27, Norway, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo – making this survey edition the most comprehensive one so far, in terms of geographical coverage.

The fifth EWCS was implemented by Gallup Europe, who worked within a strong quality assurance framework, to ensure the highest possible standards in all data collection and editing processes. 

Access the data

Visualise and compare EU and country data in the EWCS data explorer. The full 2010 dataset is also available.

Further information

For further information about the European Working Conditions Surveys, contact Sophia MacGoris.


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