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  • Exploring self-employment in the European Union - Executive summary

    Self-employment in the European Union is in a process of continual change. While the proportion of the self-employed in the EU28 Member States is stable, its composition has shifted. While on the one hand there has been a decline in employment in agriculture (generally self-employment), on the other hand the proportions of self-employed workers in the services sector and public sector have increased.

  • Working time patterns for sustainable work - Executive summary

    Working time is a recurrent topic of study because the nature of work, its content, the conditions under which it is performed and the labour market itself keep changing.

  • In-work poverty in the EU - Executive summary

    This report examines the social ramifications of in-work poverty by describing the well-being and living conditions of the working poor. It also looks at different measures adopted by governments to prevent or alleviate in-work poverty, especially indirect measures that improve the living standards of the working poor.

  • Catalogue of publications 2013–2016

  • Eurofound News, Issue 7, July/August 2017

    This issue contains articles on: Findings in figures; Latest developments in flexible working arrangements and work-life balance; Changing employment trends post-crisis; News in brief; and Articles online.

  • Work–life balance and flexible working arrangements in the European Union

    The reconciliation of work and life responsibilities has become an increasingly relevant policy topic in recent decades. It has an implicit societal value linked to gender equality and quality of life.

  • Estimating labour market slack in the European Union - Executive summary

    The unemployment rate is an important and well-publicised measure of labour market performance in developed market economies. It is currently high in the EU compared with other developed countries and still well above its historical average nearly a decade after the beginning of the global financial crisis.

  • Employment transitions and occupational mobility in Europe: The impact of the Great Recession - Executive summary

    The aim of this report is to investigate the effect of the Great Recession on labour market flows and to explicitly link these individual-level transitions to the broad labour market developments during the crisis, such as the surge in unemployment and the phenomenon of job polarisation.

  • Towards age-friendly work in Europe: a life-course perspective on work and ageing from EU Agencies

    The ageing of the EU’s population and workforce has implications for employment, working conditions, living standards and welfare. This report draws on the expertise of four EU Agencies in their respective areas, covers the policy challenges associated with the ageing workforce and considers innovative solutions.

  • Occupational change and wage inequality: European Jobs Monitor 2017 - Executive summary

    During 2016, employment in the EU finally returned to the same level as before the global financial crisis. The recovery that began in 2013 has resulted in the net creation of eight million new jobs. Most of this net new employment has been created in services, but there has also been a marked rebound in manufacturing employment, with around 1.5 million new jobs.

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