Working conditions

Working conditions in a global perspective

Report
Opdateret
20 september 2019
Udgivet
06 maj 2019
Formater
Executive summary in 22 languages

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Resumé

Job quality is a major focus of policymakers around the world. For workers, the enterprises that employ them and for societies, there are benefits associated with high-quality jobs, and costs associated with poor-quality jobs. This report – the result of a pioneering project by the International Labour Organization and Eurofound – provides a comparative analysis of job quality covering approximately 1.2 billion workers in Europe, Asia and the Americas. It analyses seven dimensions of job quality: the physical environment, work intensity, working time quality, the social environment, skills and development, prospects, and earnings, finding both important differences and similarities between countries. By analysing positive and negative aspects of job quality in different countries and societies, the report provides a way to look beyond national explanations, to see how some groups of workers are affected more than others and understand the particular issues for women workers around the world – in support of evidence-based policymaking to improve job quality.

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    196
    Reference No: 
    EF18066
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1845-5
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-04-19-259-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/870542
    Catalogue info

    Working conditions in a global perspective

    Job quality is a major focus of policymakers around the world. For workers, the enterprises that employ them and for societies, there are benefits associated with high-quality jobs, and costs associated with poor-quality jobs. This report – the result of a pioneering project by the International Labour Organization and Eurofound – provides a comparative analysis of job quality covering approximately 1.2 billion workers in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF180661
    Catalogue info

    Arbejdsvilkår i et globalt perspektiv

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Denne rapport indeholder en sammenlignende analyse af jobkvalitet omfattende omkring 1,2 mia. arbejdstagere i Europa, Asien og Americas-regionen. Den analyserer syv dimensioner af jobkvalitet og finder både væsentlige forskelle og ligheder mellem landene. Ved at analysere positive og negative aspekter af jobkvalitet i forskellige lande og samfund giver rapporten mulighed for at se ud over nationale forklaringer for at se, hvordan visse grupper af arbejdstagere påvirkes mere end andre, og forstå de særlige problemer for kvindelige arbejdstagere rundt omkring i verden – for at understøtte evidensbaseret politikudformning, når det gælder forbedring af jobkvalitet.

    Available in 22 languages for download

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Part of the series

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2015

    ​Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the 2015 EWCS. The survey was first carried out in 1991.

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