Working conditions

Working conditions in a global perspective

Report
Aggiornato
20 Settembre 2019
Pubblicato
06 Maggio 2019
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Executive summary in 22 languages

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Sommario

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

    Condizioni di lavoro in una prospettiva mondiale

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    La presente relazione contiene un’analisi comparativa della qualità del lavoro riguardante circa 1,2 miliardi di lavoratori in Europa, Asia e America ed esamina sette aspetti della qualità del lavoro, individuando differenze e analogie importanti tra i paesi. Analizzando aspetti positivi e negativi della qualità del lavoro nei diversi paesi e nelle diverse società, la relazione permette di guardare al di là delle spiegazioni nazionali, di vedere come alcuni gruppi di lavoratori siano più interessati di altri e di comprendere le questioni che riguardano in modo specifico le lavoratrici in tutto il mondo, a sostegno di politiche basate su elementi fattuali e volte a migliorare la qualità del lavoro.

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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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