European Working Conditions Survey 2000

Publication series
Published between
6 Junio 2001 - 2 Febrero 2004
Includes: 10 publications and 0 working papers

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 EWCS 2000, the third edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • Publications

    • Report
      2 Febrero 2004
      This report provides a snapshot of working conditions in the EU hotel and restaurant sector. It highlights the trends and developments shaping the industry and examines the issues of concern for those working in the sector and for policymakers. The report, based on analyses of working conditions and quality of work and employment issues in this sector in the 15 Member States, assesses the impact of trends such as globalisation, developments in technology and an increasingly demanding consumer base.
    • Report
      29 Julio 2003
      What are the working-time preferences of the workforce in Europe? Which schedules are the most compatible with family and other commitments? These questions are relevant to European employment policy and for the working-time policy negotiations of the social partners and are examined in this article.
    • Report
      8 Mayo 2003

      Work intensity is on the increase in Europe. From 1995 to 2000, employees experienced an intensification of their jobs. This report, based on analysis of the results of the Third European Survey on Working Conditions carried out by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, quantifies and describes the impact of this trend on the workers exposed to it. The pace of work is subject to different constraints which can be grouped into two categories.

    • Report
      16 Abril 2003

      Based on findings from the Foundation’s Third survey of working conditions 2000, this report studies the connections between work organisation and working conditions. The authors first outline the typology of different forms of work organisation, from which they construct four distinct groups: ‘constrained’ work, ‘flexible’ work, ‘autonomous’ work and ‘automated’ work. Each of these organisational forms is shown to be subject to individual risks and injuries to health or personal dignity at the workplace. The report focuses on those groups which are more exposed than others and shows that the choice of work organisation can have an influence over a worker’s health and safety.

    • Report
      14 Enero 2003
      This report looks at working hours and work schedules and their implications for living and working conditions. Most European countries have experienced a gradual reduction in working hours over the past two decades, accompanied by different working time arrangements and a variation in individual working hours and rhythms. While this has in general led to an improvement in working conditions, it can also be problematic for some people because of the disruption in work and the stress it generates.
    • Report
      7 Octubre 2002

      This report looks at trends in working conditions across different sectors over a five-year period 1995-2000. Basing its findings on the Third European Survey on Working Conditions carried out by the Foundation in 2000 in the 15 EU Member States and Norway, it examines the quality of working life in eighteen different sectors. It analyses the impact of aspects such as physical risks, working hours, and work organisation on the worker’s health and well-being.

    • Report
      14 Junio 2002
      This report compares the work situation of permanent workers and those in 'non-standard' employment: part-time jobs, non-permanent employment and self-employment. It covers aspects such as working time, task flexibility, skills development, physical risk factors and psycho-social demands. Its findings are based on data from the Foundation's Third European Survey on Working Conditions 2000.
    • Report
      14 Mayo 2002

      An examination of the impact of the growing use of machine and computer technology on the work environment and the quality of working conditions. The report describes the relationship between technology, work organisation patterns and working conditions and identifies trends and changes in both work situations and use of technology.

    • Report
      9 Octubre 2001

      This report presents the main findings of the Third European survey on working conditions. The survey was carried out simultaneously in each of the 15 Member States of the European Union in March 2000. These surveys aim to provide an overview of the state of working conditions in the European Union, as well as indicating the nature and content of changes affecting the workforce and the quality of work.

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