Working conditions

Working conditions in a global perspective

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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
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    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
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    Radni uvjeti u globalnoj perspektivi

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    U ovom se izvješću pruža usporedna analiza kvalitete radnih mjesta koja obuhvaća približno 1,2 milijarde radnika u Europi, Aziji te Sjevernoj i Južnoj Americi. Analizira se sedam dimenzija kvalitete radnih mjesta, pri čemu su utvrđene znatne razlike i sličnosti među zemljama. U izvješću se analiziraju pozitivni i negativni aspekti kvalitete radnih mjesta u različitim zemljama i društvima te omogućuje uvid u dodatne čimbenike, pored nacionalnih objašnjenja, kako bi se vidjelo na koji su način neke skupine radnika ugroženije od drugih te kako bi se razumjeli konkretni problemi s kojima su suočene radnice u cijelom svijetu. Time se podupire oblikovanje politika na temelju dokaza radi poboljšanja kvalitete radnih mjesta.

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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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