Working conditions

Working conditions in a global perspective

Report
Mis à jour
20 Septembre 2019
Publié
06 Mai 2019
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Executive summary in 22 languages

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Résumé

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

    Les conditions de travail dans une perspective mondiale

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Le présent rapport expose une analyse comparative de la qualité de l’emploi effectuée sur environ 1,2 milliard de travailleurs en Europe, en Asie, aux États-Unis et en Amérique centrale. Il porte sur sept dimensions de la qualité de l’emploi, mettant en évidence tant des différences que des similitudes entre les pays. Par l’analyse des aspects positifs et négatifs de la qualité de l’emploi dans différents pays et différentes sociétés, le rapport offre des perspectives transcendant les explications nationales, il permet de discerner en quoi certains groupes de travailleurs sont plus affectés que d’autres et de comprendre les difficultés particulières que rencontrent les femmes qui travaillent dans le monde entier, et ce afin de contribuer à l’élaboration des politiques fondée sur des données probantes axées sur l'amélioration de la qualité de l’emploi.

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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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