Sixth European Working Conditions Survey – Overview report

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Updated
17 November 2016
Published
17 November 2016
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Abstract

The sixth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) builds on the lessons learned from the previous five surveys to paint a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. EU employment policy priorities aim to boost employment levels, prolong working life, increase the participation of women, develop productivity and innovation and adapt to the digital challenge. The success of these policies depends not just on changes in the external labour market but also on developing good working conditions and job quality. The findings from the EWCS draw attention to the range and scope of actions that policy actors could develop to address the challenges facing Europe today. The analysis explores the findings using seven indices of job quality – physical environment, work intensity, working time quality, social environment, skills and discretion, prospects and earnings – and categorises workers into five typical job quality profiles. Based on face-to-face interviews with 43,850 workers in 35 European countries, the sixth EWCS attempts to capture the multi-faceted dimensions of work in Europe today. 

 

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    162
    Reference No: 
    EF1634
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1597-3
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-17-731-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/422172
    Catalogue info

    Sixth European Working Conditions Survey – Overview report

    The sixth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) builds on the lessons learned from the previous five surveys to paint a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. EU employment policy priorities aim to boost employment levels, prolong working life, increase the participation of women, develop productivity and innovation and adapt to the digital challenge.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF16341
    Catalogue info

    Sexto Inquérito Europeu sobre as Condições de Trabalho - Relatório de síntese

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    O Sexto Inquérito Europeu sobre as Condições de Trabalho (IECT) baseia-se nas lições retiradas dos anteriores cinco inquéritos para estabelecer um quadro amplo da Europa no trabalho, entre países, ocupações, setores e grupos etários. As prioridades da política de emprego da UE visam aumentar os níveis de emprego, prolongar a vida ativa, aumentar a participação das mulheres, desenvolver a produtividade e inovação, bem como a adaptação ao desafio digital. O sucesso destas políticas depende não apenas de mudanças no mercado de trabalho externo, mas também do desenvolvimento de boas condições de trabalho e qualidade do emprego. Os resultados do IECT chamam a atenção para a variedade e o alcance das ações que os agentes políticos poderiam desenvolver para enfrentar os desafios atuais. A análise explora os resultados obtidos usando sete índices de qualidade do emprego - ambiente físico, intensidade do trabalho, qualidade do tempo de trabalho, ambiente social, competências e discrição, perspetivas e remuneração - e categoriza os trabalhadores em cinco perfis típicos de qualidade do emprego. Com base em entrevistas pessoais com 43 850 trabalhadores em 35 países europeus, o sexto IECT tenta captar as dimensões multifacetadas do trabalho na Europa de hoje.

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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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