Working conditions in the European Union: the gender perspective

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21 September 2008
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21 September 2008
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Abstract

This report examines the extent of occupational segregation by gender and how it impacts on the quality of women’s and men’s working lives. The analysis is based on findings from the fourth European Working Conditions Survey carried out across 31 countries, including the 27 EU Member States. The report highlights differences between men and women in key aspects of job quality, such as working hours, job satisfaction, work–life compatibility and work-related health outcomes. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

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    Reference No: 
    EF07108
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-81-07-145-EN-C
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    Working conditions in the European Union: the gender perspective

    This report examines the extent of occupational segregation by gender and how it impacts on the quality of women’s and men’s working lives. The analysis is based on findings from the fourth European Working Conditions Survey carried out across 31 countries, including the 27 EU Member States. The report highlights differences between men and women in key aspects of job quality, such as working hours, job satisfaction, work–life compatibility and work-related health outcomes.

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    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    EF0854
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    Working conditions in the European Union: The gender perspective - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
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    Following the 2005 survey, Eurofound carried out further in-depth analysis of its findings on key themes relating to working conditions in the EU. The similarities and differences in men’s and women’s working environments was one of the themes explored. The research looked at many specific aspects of job quality – including working hours, job satisfaction, work–life compatibility and work-related health outcomes – in order to gauge the experiences of women and men in an ever-changing workplace. It analysed the gendered division of labour from the perspectives of both working life and home and provided insights into the working conditions of men and women in the 27 EU Member States. This leaflet summarises the main challenges posed by the gender dimension at work and presents a snapshot of the main results of the research. A report is available - see Related content.
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