Improving and harmonising working conditions are core objectives of the European Union. A range of policy initiatives support the development of job quality. Many factors affect job quality and their impact may vary between countries, occupations or sectors. As a result, changes in job quality across Europe may be faster in some countries and slower in others, causing job quality to diverge or converge between countries. Divergence will occur when varying rates of change exacerbate differences in job quality, whereas convergence occurs when different rates of change decrease differences. Read more in the report - see Related content.