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2024 minimum wage increases restore purchasing power for low wage earners

National minimum wage rates were substantially raised in almost all EU countries in 2024, reversing the loss of purchasing power that minimum wage workers experienced between 2021 and 2023, according to relevant calculations.

27 June 2024
Industrial relations and social dialogueEmployment and labour markets

Eurofound Talks: Has Europe failed its youth?

In a new episode of Eurofound Talks Mary McCaughey speaks with Eurofound researchers Eszter Sandor and Massimiliano Mascherini about the situation for young people in Europe, from the impacts of the economic crisis and Great Recession to the aftermath COVID-19 pandemic and voting trends in the recent European Parliament elections.

26 June 2024
Living conditions and quality of life
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One in five adults in their early thirties still live with their parents

Eurofound's new report explores young people’s wishes and plans for the future in the context of the current labour market and housing situation. It finds that, while there are positive signs for young people in terms of employment, many young people in Europe find themselves locked out of the housing market and unable to establish the independence required to have families of their own.

31 May 2024
Living conditions and quality of life

Eurofound Talks: Shaping the future of European democracy

In a special edition of Eurofound Talks, Mary McCaughey is joined by Eurofound Executive Director Ivailo Kalfin and Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, to look at the political, social and economic drivers in Europe and how they might influence voters at the ballot box in June.

15 May 2024
Promoting social cohesion and convergenceLiving conditions and quality of life
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2023 was a good year to be working in Europe

Eurofound’s 2023 yearbook, Living and working in Europe, provides a snapshot of the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans as explored in the Agency’s research activities over the course of the year.

03 May 2024
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2023 was a good year to be working in Europe

Eurofound’s 2023 yearbook, Living and working in Europe, provides a snapshot of the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans as explored in the Agency’s research activities over the course of the year.

03 May 2024
Anticipating and managing the impact of changeEmployment and labour marketsPromoting social cohesion and convergenceIndustrial relations and social dialogueWorking conditions and sustainable workLiving conditions and quality of life

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