Employment structure

20 Απρίλιος 2020

The employment structure reflects the change in employment across occupations and sectors, using various proxies of job quality.Read more

The employment structure reflects the change in employment across occupations and sectors, using various proxies of job quality. The current debate about shifts in the employment structure is focused on the extent to which observed patterns of job polarisation and upgrading have contributed to wage inequality trends and on Europe's shrinking middle class. Eurofound’s European Jobs Monitor analyses shifts in the employment structure in the EU.

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Publications & data

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The sections below provide access to a range of publications, data and ongoing work on this topic. 

  • Publications (107)
  • Ongoing work (2)

Eurofound publications come in a variety of formats, including reports, policy briefs, blogs, articles and presentations. 

ERM Quarterly - Quarter 1, April 2016

Publication 26 Απρίλιος 2016

ERM Quarterly - Quarter 4, January 2016

Publication 20 Ιανουάριος 2016

ERM Quarterly - Quarter 3, October 2015

Publication 21 Οκτώβριος 2015

Low-paid and mid-paid jobs rebound

News 25 Αύγουστος 2015

Decline in full-time, permanent jobs

News 14 Αύγουστος 2015

ERM Quarterly - Quarter 2, July 2015

Publication 29 Ιούλιος 2015

Job tenure in turbulent times

Publication 15 Ιούλιος 2015

Ongoing work

Research continues in this topic on a variety of themes, which are outlined below with links to forthcoming titles.