Trends in job quality in Europe

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12 Agosto 2012
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Using data from the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), this study measures job quality in the 27 countries of the European Union, as well as seven additional countries in Europe that participated in the survey. The intention was to find an objective means of asRead more
Using data from the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), this study measures job quality in the 27 countries of the European Union, as well as seven additional countries in Europe that participated in the survey. The intention was to find an objective means of assessing the principle established in a number of EU directives that work should adapt to the workers. Increased understanding of the social costs of poor job quality has focused attention on physical and social environments at work. Prolonged life expectancy and the ageing of the population suggest that jobs will have to be of good quality if more workers are to be persuaded to work longer. The indices constructed for this study do not rely on subjective measurement such as preferences and attitudes, but are built on the self-reported features of jobs that are associated with workers’ well-being.
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  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    100
    Reference No: 
    ef1228
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1071-8
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-31-12-695-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/35164
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    Trends in job quality in Europe

    Using data from the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), this study measures job quality in the 27 countries of the European Union, as well as seven additional countries in Europe that participated in the survey. The intention was to find an objective means of assessing the principle established in a number of EU directives that work should adapt to the workers. Increased understanding of the social costs of poor job quality has focused attention on physical and social environments at work. Prolonged life expectancy and the ageing of the population suggest that jobs will have to be of good quality if more workers are to be persuaded to work longer. The indices constructed for this study do not rely on subjective measurement such as preferences and attitudes, but are built on the self-reported features of jobs that are associated with workers’ well-being.

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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef12281
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    Tendenze nella qualità del lavoro in Europa: Sintesi

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Utilizzando i dati della quinta indagine europea sulle condizioni di lavoro (European Working Conditions Survey, EWCS), il presente studio misura la qualità del lavoro nei 27 paesi dell'Unione europea nonché negli altri sette paesi europei che hanno preso parte all'indagine. L'intenzione era di individuare un modo oggettivo per analizzare il principio sancito in una serie di direttive UE, secondo il quale il lavoro dovrebbe adattarsi ai lavoratori. Una maggiore consapevolezza dei costi sociali connessi a una scarsa qualità del lavoro ha richiamato l'attenzione sui contesti fisici e sociali sul posto di lavoro. Il prolungamento dell'aspettativa di vita e l'invecchiamento della popolazione suggeriscono che, se si dovrà convincere un maggior numero di lavoratori a lavorare più a lungo, i posti di lavoro dovranno essere di qualità. Gli indici elaborati per il presente studio non si basano su valutazioni soggettive come le preferenze e gli atteggiamenti, ma sulle caratteristiche dichiarate dei posti di lavoro associate al benessere dei lavoratori.



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