European Working Conditions Survey 2005
- Published between
- 20 Avril 2007 - 27 Octobre 2011
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 2005, the fourth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.
Displaying 1 - 9 of 9
- Non-standard employment and, more particularly, part-time work has been increasing worldwide for the past two decades. This trend has been especially strong in Europe, where the issue of different working time arrangements is an important part of the discussion among policymakers and social partners, and something which the European Union (EU) has promoted to increase flexibility for workers and employers. However, part-time work is spread very unevenly across Member States, reflecting differences in legislation, infrastructure and cultural conventions.
- Report13 Avril 2010
This background paper has been prepared to complement the findings of a comparative analysis by Eurofound on what has been termed ‘very atypical work’ in the 27 EU Member States. In the background paper, the definition of very atypical forms of work includes non-written employment contracts, contracts of less than 10 working hours a week and very short fixed-term contracts of six months or less.
- Report23 Mars 2010
This report reviews the policy contribution of the fourth EWCS, paying particular attention to the: contribution that the survey currently makes to debates and action regarding specific EU social and employment policies and concerns; potential contribution of the survey in identifying new policy concepts that can capture more complex concerns, in the way that ‘flexicurity’ and ‘job quality’ have done in previous research.
- Report28 Octobre 2009
This report outlines the current situation regarding work intensity, indicating a clear link between work intensity and poor working conditions, both physical and psychological. The analysis is based on findings from the fourth European Working Conditions Survey carried out in 31 countries, including the 27 EU Member States. The analysis reveals sharp variations between different Member States in relation to working hours and the associated gender gap, and points to the huge costs both for workers and companies arising from high work intensity.
- Report6 Novembre 2008
Skills, skills, skills! This is the mantra of modern labour and social policies. Up-skilling is seen as a win-win solution and it is commonly agreed that up-skilling lies in the interests of individual employees, as well as employers and, indeed, society at large. This paper will address the situation of low-skilled workers in the EU27 Member States by analysing cross-sectional data showing the distribution of such workers in these countries and analysing their working conditions compared to those of other groups of workers.
- Report21 Septembre 2008
The report highlights four factors which are key to shaping the age structure of Europe’s workforce: ensuring career and employment security; maintaining and promoting the health and well-being of workers; developing skills and competencies; and reconciling working and non-working life. The findings show that improving working conditions leads to better job sustainability over the lifecycle, which in turn can prevent early exit from the labour market and encourage stronger participation rates among older workers. The analysis is based on findings from the fourth European Working Conditions Survey carried out in 31 countries, including the 27 EU Member States.
- Report21 Septembre 2008
This report examines the extent of occupational segregation by gender and how it impacts on the quality of women’s and men’s working lives. The analysis is based on findings from the fourth European Working Conditions Survey carried out across 31 countries, including the 27 EU Member States. The report highlights differences between men and women in key aspects of job quality, such as working hours, job satisfaction, work–life compatibility and work-related health outcomes.
- Résumé19 Mars 2008
Le travail joue un rôle important dans la vie de la plupart des Européens. La compréhension des conditions de travail dans les différents pays de l’UE est essentielle pour parvenir à améliorer la qualité du travail, la productivité et l’emploi – c’est-à-dire atteindre l’un des objectifs de Lisbonne. Depuis 1990, les enquêtes européennes sur les conditions de travail de la Fondation effectuées tous les cinq ans fournissent des informations précieuses sur la qualité du travail. La quatrième enquête présente les vues des travailleurs sur un large éventail de questions sur leur travail, notamment l’organisation du travail, la durée du travail, l’égalité des chances, la formation, la santé et le bien-être, et la satisfaction avec le travail.
- Résumé20 Avril 2007
Les enquêtes européennes sur les conditions de travail (EECT) de la Fondation européenne pour l’amélioration des conditions de vie et de travail sont menées tous les cinq ans depuis 1991. Ces enquêtes fournissent une perspective unique de l’évolution des conditions de travail et de l’emploi dans l’Union européenne (UE) au cours des quinze dernières années. Fin 2005, la Fondation a effectué la quatrième enquête de la série. À cette occasion, près de 30 000 travailleurs ont été interrogés dans 31 pays européens, et ont répondu à plus de cent questions concernant divers aspects de leurs conditions de travail et de leur emploi.