Working conditions in the European Union: Working time and work intensity

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16 December 2009
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28 October 2009
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Abstract

This report outlines the current situation regarding work intensity, indicating a clear link between work intensity and poor working conditions, both physical and psychological. The analysis is based on findings from the fourth European Working Conditions Survey carried out in 31 countries, including the 27 EU Member States. The analysis reveals sharp variations between different Member States in relation to working hours and the associated gender gap, and points to the huge costs both for workers and companies arising from high work intensity. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

  • Full report

    Reference No: 
    EF0927
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    Working conditions in the European Union: Working time and work intensity

    This report outlines the current situation regarding work intensity, indicating a clear link between work intensity and poor working conditions, both physical and psychological. The analysis is based on findings from the fourth European Working Conditions Survey carried out in 31 countries, including the 27 EU Member States. The analysis reveals sharp variations between different Member States in relation to working hours and the associated gender gap, and points to the huge costs both for workers and companies arising from high work intensity.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF09271
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    Working conditions in the European Union: Working time and work intensity – Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
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    The fourth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), conducted in 2005 by Eurofound, addresses topics that figure high on the European Union’s employment policy agenda. One of the themes explored was working time and work intensity and the implications for society and the labour market as a whole. The research looked at the nature of work intensity and how it can be measured. The findings revealed that there is a strong link between work intensity and poor working conditions, both physical and psychological. A report is available - see Related content.
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