Employment status and working conditions: summary
This working paper uses data from the third European Survey on Working Conditions to look at changes in employment relations between 1996 and 2000. It analyses the relationship between employment status and working conditions. The concept of employment status is two-dimensional. The research distinguishes between two types of employment contracts: permanent or open-ended contracts versus non-permanent contracts (fixed term, temporary, seasonal contracts). It distinguishes between full-time (>35 hours) and part-time employees (10-35 hours). These two dimensions are linked together, with a higher proportion of part-time jobs with non-permanent contracts. It examines the effect this has on working conditions.