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  • 20 September 2017
    This graph highlights the importance of education, indicating that in all EU countries except Finland, the at-risk-of-poverty rate is highest among people with the lowest level of education.
  • 18 September 2017
    81% of workers say their working hours fit well, or very well, with their private life obligations. However men continue to have longer working hours (on average 6.5 hours per week more than women) and report more difficulties adapting working time to family life or other commitments.
  • 04 September 2017
    New findings reveal that worldwide work-related injury and illness result in the loss of 3.9 % of GDP, at an annual cost of roughly €2 680 billion.
  • 17 August 2017
    The difference in working time between workers in the 28 EU Member States remains large and is especially marked between the ‘older’ 15 EU Member States and the 13 new Member States that joined the EU since 2004, according to new research from Eurofound.
  • 15 August 2017
    Eurofound has launched a stakeholder survey in an effort to improve the way in which it reports on collective bargaining, and to transition from an initial focus on wage-bargaining outcomes to cover collective bargaining in a more holistic way,
  • 03 August 2017
    This blog piece was originally posted on Social Europe. Its authors are Martina Bisello and Enrique Fernández-Macías, both researchers at Eurofound, and Vincenzo Maccarrone, from University College Dublin.
  • 28 July 2017
    On the occasion of World Day against Trafficking in Persons we invite you to download or order our publication on Regulation of labour market intermediaries and the role of social partners in preventing trafficking of labour.
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    26 July 2017
    This blog piece, originally posted on Social Europe, is based on research carried out by its author, John Hurley, jointly with Enrique Fernandez-Macias and other researchers for Eurofound in the European Jobs Monitor (EJM) project. The EJM tracks structural change in European labour markets – in terms of employment shifts by occupation and sector – and also provides a qualitative assessment of these shifts using different proxies of job quality, notably average hourly wage.
  • 20 July 2017
    In the following blog piece, an update from Eurofound’s European Restructuring Monitor, Eurofound's EU-level network correspondent Andrea Broughton describes the troubled recent history and uncertain future of the Italian airline Alitalia.
  • 18 July 2017
    Labour market slack is the shortfall between the volume of work desired by workers and the actual volume of work available. The aim of this report is to develop a more nuanced estimate of labour slack using EU Labour Force Survey data, which allows involuntary part-timers and inactive people with some labour market attachment to be identified and quantified.