Working conditions

Working conditions in a global perspective

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Updated
06 May 2019
Published
06 May 2019
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Abstract

Job quality is a major focus of policymakers around the world. For workers, the enterprises that employ them and for societies, there are benefits associated with high-quality jobs, and costs associated with poor-quality jobs. This report – the result of a pioneering project by the International Labour Organization and Eurofound – provides a comparative analysis of job quality covering approximately 1.2 billion workers in Europe, Asia and the Americas. It analyses seven dimensions of job quality: the physical environment, work intensity, working time quality, the social environment, skills and development, prospects, and earnings, finding both important differences and similarities between countries. By analysing positive and negative aspects of job quality in different countries and societies, the report provides a way to look beyond national explanations, to see how some groups of workers are affected more than others and understand the particular issues for women workers around the world – in support of evidence-based policymaking to improve job quality.

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  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    196
    Reference No: 
    EF18066
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1845-5
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-04-19-259-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/870542
    Catalogue info

    Working conditions in a global perspective

    Job quality is a major focus of policymakers around the world. For workers, the enterprises that employ them and for societies, there are benefits associated with high-quality jobs, and costs associated with poor-quality jobs. This report – the result of a pioneering project by the International Labour Organization and Eurofound – provides a comparative analysis of job quality covering approximately 1.2 billion workers in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF180661
    Catalogue info

    Perspetiva mundial das condições de trabalho

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Este relatório apresenta uma análise comparativa da qualidade do emprego, abrangendo cerca de 1,2 mil milhões de trabalhadores na Europa, na Ásia e na América. Analisa sete dimensões da qualidade do emprego e revela diferenças e semelhanças significativas entre os países. Ao analisar os aspetos positivos e negativos da qualidade do emprego em diversos países e sociedades, o relatório apresenta uma forma de olhar para além das explicações nacionais, tendo em vista saber a razão pela qual alguns grupos de trabalhadores são mais afetados do que outros e compreender os problemas específicos das mulheres que trabalham em todo o mundo – a fim de apoiar a elaboração de políticas com base em dados para melhorar a qualidade do emprego.

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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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