Health and well-being at work

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15 May 2013
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15 May 2013
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Abstract

The health and well-being of individuals are two dimensions around which researchers and policymakers are re-arranging the debate on how to foster the progress of societies. Health and well-being have an intrinsic value, which should be part of the very definition of progress, and also a societal one because of their direct connection with issues such as labour force participation, productivity and sustainability. The aim of this report is to contribute to this debate, building on Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Surveys(EWCS), which have proven to be a valuable source of information on the topic since the early 1990s. Offering a very detailed view of working conditions, the surveys provide the unique opportunity to study the relationship of work with many health dimensions and, in the fifth EWCS, with a measure of emotional and psychological well-being of individuals. An executive summary is also available - see Related content.

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    76
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    ef1302
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    Health and well-being at work

    The health and well-being of individuals are two dimensions around which researchers and policymakers are re-arranging the debate on how to foster the progress of societies. Health and well-being have an intrinsic value, which should be part of the very definition of progress, and also a societal one because of their direct connection with issues such as labour force participation, productivity and sustainability. The aim of this report is to contribute to this debate, building on Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Surveys(EWCS), which have proven to be a valuable source of information on the topic since the early 1990s. Offering a very detailed view of working conditions, the surveys provide the unique opportunity to study the relationship of work with many health dimensions and, in the fifth EWCS, with a measure of emotional and psychological well-being of individuals.

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    2
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    ef13021
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    Saúde e bem-estar no trabalho: Um relatório baseado no Quinto Inquérito Europeu sobre as Condições de Trabalho

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    Eurofound
    A saúde e o bem-estar são temas fundamentais no debate sobre as formas de melhorar a vida dos indivíduos na sociedade. Estão diretamente ligados à participação no mercado de trabalho, à produtividade e à sustentabilidade. Tendo em conta a importância central do trabalho para a saúde e o bem estar, o presente relatório investiga as relações entre esses fatores e as condições de trabalho dos trabalhadores europeus, com base no quinto Inquérito Europeu sobre as Condições de Trabalho (EWCS) da Eurofound. O relatório analisa o stresse relacionado com o trabalho e o ambiente de trabalho psicossocial no contexto das patologias como as doenças músculo-esqueléticas e a saúde mental. O relatório estuda as questões da qualidade do trabalho e da segurança no emprego e as suas relações com o bem-estar, bem como a prevalência do absentismo e do presentismo. Revela diferenças consideráveis nos níveis de saúde e de bem-estar, tanto de país para país como entre perfis individuais e profissionais distintos.



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