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  • 16 Decembris 2007
    Important notice! If you would like to receive Eurofound News by email (10 issues a year), please sign up now. Youth and work Youth unemployment and the need to integrate young people in society is a pressing global issue. In Europe, the proportion of young people aged 15 to 24 years is set to decline by a quarter – from 12.6% to 9.7% – between 2005 and 2050, while the 65-years plus group will increase from 16.4% to 29.9%. Yet it is often difficult for young people to get started on the employment ladder. The rate of youth unemployment is 20% or higher in 12 of 26 European countries.
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  • 16 Decembris 2007
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  • 16 Decembris 2007
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  • 16 Decembris 2007
    Important notice! If you would like to receive Eurofound News by email (10 issues a year), please sign up now. Director’s diary Monitoring the impact on working conditions in Europe As the European Union continues to expand its borders, the differing norms in terms of both working and living conditions across the continent become increasingly apparent. For Europe’s policymakers, such differences present serious challenges as they seek to increase productivity, boost employment and improve the quality of work. In this context, understanding the conditions of work across the different EU Member States and other European countries is of fundamental importance.
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  • 16 Decembris 2007
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  • 16 Decembris 2007
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  • 16 Decembris 2007
    Life satisfaction levels across Europe Mean life satisfaction on a scale from 1 ‘very dissatisfied’ to 10 ‘very satisfied’ Source: EQLS, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 2004
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  • 16 Decembris 2007
    Musculoskeletal disorders still the most widespread work-related diseases Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) remain the most common work-related diseases, according to a new comparative report 'Managing musculoskeletal disorders' published by Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Observatory (EWCO). The results, which constitute the first secondary study based on the Foundation’s 4th European Working Conditions Survey, will be presented at a conference on MSDs to be held in Lisbon on October 11-12.
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  • 16 Decembris 2007
    Better work-life balance will improve Europe’s productivity Choose your preferred language option: DE FR 1. Working time developments in Europe The average working week for all workers in the new EU Member States is 44.4 hours, against 38.2 hours in the former EU15, according to research carried out by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Average weekly working hours remain longest (40 hours) in Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia and Malta, and shortest in France (35), the Netherlands (37) and Denmark (37). The average collectively agreed normal weekly hours in the UK is 37.2.
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