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 juni 2012
Work plays a significant role in the lives of people, companies and society at large. Since its inception, the European Union has paid considerable attention to work, and improving working conditions is one of its key policy goals. The European Working Conditions Survey series (the ‘EWCS’) aims to: Measure working conditions across European countries on a harmonised basis; analyse relationships between different aspects of working conditions; identify groups at risks and issues of concern, as well as areas of progress; monitor trends over time; and contribute to European policy development, in particular on quality of work and employment issues. This report analyses the findings of the fifth European Working Conditions Survey, carried out in 2011-2012.
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. The report presents the views and experiences of people living in Europe across a set of key domains: employment and income, family and community life, health and housing. It looks at factors influencing wellbeing and happiness and reflects people’s views on the quality of the society in which they live.
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, indeed, society at large. This paper will address the situation of low-skilled workers in the EU27 Member States by analysing cross-sectional data showing the distribution of such workers in these countries and analysing their working conditions compared to those of other groups of workers. The paper is based mainly on data from Eurofound’s Fourth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS 2005).
04 februar 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