Convergence and divergence of working conditions in Europe: 1990-2005

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19 April 2009
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19 April 2009
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Abstract

This report examines whether EU Member States are converging or diverging with regard to working conditions and quality of work and employment. While the findings reveal a relative divergence in Europe with the joining of the new Member States in 2004 and 2007, the results confirm that the gap is closing and that in some of the older Member States there is evidence of disimprovements in some areas, such as prevalence of work intensity and reduced access to training. Data from four European Working Conditions Surveys is used to compare trends across a fifteen-year time span. An executive summary is available.

 

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    ef08104
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    Convergence and divergence of working conditions in Europe: 1990-2005

    This report examines whether EU Member States are converging or diverging with regard to working conditions and quality of work and employment. While the findings reveal a relative divergence in Europe with the joining of the new Member States in 2004 and 2007, the results confirm that the gap is closing and that in some of the older Member States there is evidence of disimprovements in some areas, such as prevalence of work intensity and reduced access to training. Data from four European Working Conditions Surveys is used to compare trends across a fifteen-year time span. An executive summary is available.

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    ef081041
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    Convergências e divergências nas condições de trabalho na Europa: 1990–2005 - Resumo

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    Eurofound
    Em 2005, a Fundação Europeia para a Melhoria das Condições de Vida e de Trabalho (Eurofound) realizou o seu quarto inquérito europeu sobre as condições de trabalho (EWCS), cuja primeira edição foi realizada em 1990. Durante este período de 15 anos, registaram-se na União Europeia mudanças significativas a vários níveis. Este relatório visa essencialmente analisar duas questões relacionadas com a investigação. Em primeiro lugar, visa observar através das várias edições do inquérito a existência de tendências relativas de convergência ou de divergência ao longo do tempo relativamente à qualidade da vida activa. Em segundo lugar, procura ver se existem tendências similares visíveis entre os países europeus durante o período em análise.



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