Trends in job quality in Europe

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12 Agosto 2012
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12 Agosto 2012
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Using data from the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), this study measures job quality in the 27 countries of the European Union, as well as seven additional countries in Europe that participated in the survey. The intention was to find an objective means of assessing the principle established in a number of EU directives that work should adapt to the workers. Increased understanding of the social costs of poor job quality has focused attention on physical and social environments at work. Prolonged life expectancy and the ageing of the population suggest that jobs will have to be of good quality if more workers are to be persuaded to work longer. The indices constructed for this study do not rely on subjective measurement such as preferences and attitudes, but are built on the self-reported features of jobs that are associated with workers’ well-being. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

 

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    100
    Reference No: 
    ef1228
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1071-8
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-31-12-695-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/35164
    Catalogue info

    Trends in job quality in Europe

    Using data from the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), this study measures job quality in the 27 countries of the European Union, as well as seven additional countries in Europe that participated in the survey. The intention was to find an objective means of assessing the principle established in a number of EU directives that work should adapt to the workers. Increased understanding of the social costs of poor job quality has focused attention on physical and social environments at work. Prolonged life expectancy and the ageing of the population suggest that jobs will have to be of good quality if more workers are to be persuaded to work longer. The indices constructed for this study do not rely on subjective measurement such as preferences and attitudes, but are built on the self-reported features of jobs that are associated with workers’ well-being.

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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef12281
    Catalogue info

    Tendencias en la calidad del empleo en Europa: Resumen ejecutivo

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    A partir de los datos de la quinta Encuesta europea sobre las condiciones de trabajo (EWCS), el presente estudio calcula la calidad del empleo en los 27 Estados miembros de la Unión Europea, así como en otros siete países europeos que han participado en el sondeo. El propósito era hallar una manera objetiva de evaluar el principio instaurado en varias directivas de la UE según el cual el trabajo debería adaptarse a los trabajadores. El mejor conocimiento de los costes sociales relacionados con la poca calidad del trabajo ha dirigido la atención hacia los entornos físicos y sociales en el lugar de trabajo. La mayor esperanza de vida y el envejecimiento demográfico indican que los empleos deberán ser de buena calidad si se quiere persuadir a más trabajadores de que ejerzan su actividad durante más tiempo. Los índices creados para el presente estudio no se sustentan en parámetros subjetivos como las preferencias o las actitudes, sino que se construyen sobre los elementos del trabajo declarados que se vinculan al bienestar de los trabajadores.



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