Upgrading or polarisation? Long-term and global shifts in the employment structure: European Jobs Monitor 2015
- 05 August 2015
- 09 July 2015
Europe has begun to emerge from the prolonged slump caused by the global financial crisis in 2008 and exacerbated by the euro zone single-currency crisis in 2010–2011. In the last year, aggregate employment levels have risen faster than at any time since 2008. This, the fourth annual European Jobs Monitor report, looks in detail at shifts in the employment structure at Member State and aggregate EU level over 2011–2014. The objective is to assess the extent to which recent shifts are polarising, arising from a decline in mid-paid jobs, or upgrading as a result of growth in high-paid jobs. The analysis finds that the most recent pattern is more downward‑skewed, mainly as a result of stronger growth in less knowledge‑intensive services. The report also summarises the main findings from two other analyses of labour market shifts: one centres on developments in six European countries, while the other focuses on six non-EU countries.
Full reportNumber of Pages:108Reference No:EF1516ISBN:978-92-897-1380-1Catalogue:TJ-AN-15-001-EN-NDOI:10.2806/473689Authors:Hurley, John; Fernández-Macías, Enrique; Antón, José Ignacio; Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, Rafael; Anxo, Dominique; Franz, Christine; Kümmerling, Angelika; Oesch, Daniel; Murphy, Emily; Grimshaw, Damian; Rafferty, Anthony; Gimpelson, Vladimir; Kapeliushnikov, Rostislav; Hwang, Deok Soon; Warhurst, Chris; Wright, Sally; Whelan, Stephen; Yang, Du; Jie, Cheng; Xiaobo, Qu; Teicher, Julian; Dwyer, Rachel; Wright, Erik Olin; Kambayashi, RyoTopics:Employment status; Employment structure; Gender equality; Job creation; Labour market change; Labour market policies; Monitoring structural change and managing restructuring
Executive summaryNumber of pages:2Reference No:EF15161Catalogue info
Upgrading or polarisation? Long-term and global shifts in the employment structure: European Jobs Monitor 2015 - Executive summaryAuthors:Eurofound
This, the fourth annual European Jobs Monitor report, looks in more detail at shifts in employment at Member State and aggregate EU level between the second quarter (Q2) of 2011 and 2014 Q2. A ‘jobs-based’ approach is applied in order to describe employment shifts quantitatively (how many jobs were created or destroyed) and qualitatively (what kinds of jobs these were). Read more in the report - see Related content.
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This series brings together publications and other outputs of the European Jobs Monitor (EJM), which tracks structural change in European labour markets. The EJM analyses shifts in the employment structure in the EU in terms of occupation and sector and gives a qualitative assessment of these shifts using various proxies of job quality – wages, skill-levels, etc.