Working conditions

Striking a balance: Reconciling work and life in the EU

Report
Updated
14 December 2018
Published
14 December 2018
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Executive summary in 22 languages

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Abstract

How to combine work with life is a fundamental issue for many people, an issue that policymakers, social partners, businesses and individuals are seeking to resolve. Simultaneously, new challenges and solutions are transforming the interface between work and life: an ageing population, technological change, higher employment rates and fewer weekly working hours. This report aims to examine the reciprocal relationship between work and life for people in the EU, the circumstances in which they struggle to reconcile the two domains, and what is most important for ;them in terms of their work-life balance. The report draws on a range of data sources, in particular the European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) and the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS). An executive summary is also available - see Related content.

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    78
    Reference No: 
    EF18065
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1804-2
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-03-18-549-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/560184
    Catalogue info

    Striking a balance: Reconciling work and life in the EU

    How to combine work with life is a fundamental issue for many people, an issue that policymakers, social partners, businesses and individuals are seeking to resolve. Simultaneously, new challenges 
    and solutions are transforming the interface between work and life: an ageing population, technological change, higher employment rates and fewer weekly working hours.

    Available formats

  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF180651
    Catalogue info

    Striking a balance: Reconciling work and life in the EU - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Combining work and life is a fundamental issue, one that policymakers, social partners, businesses and individuals are seeking to resolve. Simultaneously, new challenges and solutions are transforming the interface between work and life: an ageing population, technological change, higher employment rates and fewer weekly working hours. This report examines the interface between work and life for people in the EU, the circumstances in which they seek to reconcile the two, and what is most important for them in achieving work–life balance. Read more in the report - see Related content.

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Part of the series

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2015

    ​Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the 2015 EWCS. The survey was first carried out in 1991.

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