Integrated dataset for European Working Conditions Survey 1991-2015 now available

An updated integrated dataset for the European Working Conditions Survey 1991-2015 is now available to access via the UK Data Service. The European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) is conducted by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound). Since its launch in 1990, the EWCS has provided an overview of working conditions in Europe in order to:

  • assess and quantify working conditions of both employees and the self-employed across Europe on a harmonised basis;
  • analyse relationships between different aspects of working conditions;
  • identify groups at risk and issues of concern as well as of progress;
  • monitor trends by providing homogeneous indicators on these issues; and
  • contribute to European policy development in particular on quality of work and employment issues.


The Integrated Data File on the UK Data Service website includes all the questions which were asked over the life course of the EWCS. Main topics covered include: employment status, sectors and occupations, company size; physical environment; work intensity; working time and commuting; social environment; work-related health risks and well-being; cognitive and psychosocial factors; harassment and discrimination; skills, training and discretion; job prospects, job security and sustainability; work satisfaction; earnings; unpaid work; work-life balance. The data is available free of charge to all those who intend to use it for non-commercial purposes.

Please click here to access the data.

Click here for more information on the sixth European Working Conditions Survey.

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