Working conditions

Working conditions in a global perspective

Report
Actualizado
06 Mayo 2019
Publicado
06 Mayo 2019
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Executive summary in 22 languages

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Resumen

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.

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  • 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.

    Available formats

  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF180661
    Catalogue info

    Condiciones de trabajo desde una perspectiva mundial

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Este informe proporciona un análisis comparativo de la calidad del trabajo e incluye unos 1 200 millones de trabajadores de Europa, Asia y América. Analiza siete dimensiones de la calidad del trabajo, ya que detecta tanto las diferencias como las similitudes importantes entre países. Mediante el análisis de los aspectos positivos y negativos de la calidad del trabajo en distintos países y sociedades, el informe proporciona una vía para ir más allá de las explicaciones nacionales, para observar cómo algunos grupos de trabajadores se ven más afectados que otros y entender los problemas específicos de las trabajadoras en todo el mundo; todo ello para contribuir a la elaboración de políticas con base empírica para mejorar la calidad del trabajo.

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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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