Quality of employment conditions and employment relations in Europe

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Updated
18 February 2014
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18 February 2014
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Abstract

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the quality of employment conditions and employment relations in the European employed workforce. Employment in the report is viewed as the contractual relationship between an employer and a worker, specifically how the rights and duties embedded into the relationship are translated into real rights. The analysis is mainly based on data from the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), conducted in 2010. Where appropriate, comparisons with earlier waves of the EWCS are made. An executive summary is also available - see Related content.

 

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    64
    Reference No: 
    ef1367
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    Quality of employment conditions and employment relations in Europe

    This report provides an in-depth analysis of the quality of employment conditions and employment relations in the European employed workforce. Employment in the report is viewed as the contractual relationship between an employer and a worker, specifically how the rights and duties embedded into the relationship are translated into real rights. The analysis is mainly based on data from the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), conducted in 2010. Where appropriate, comparisons with earlier waves of the EWCS are made.

  • Executive summary

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    2
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    ef13671
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    Quality of employment conditions and employment relations in Europe - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
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    This study aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the quality of employment conditions and relations as experienced by the European employed workforce. Employment conditions have to do with agreements between employees and their employer about the organisation of employment in terms of issues such as contractual forms, rewards, working hours and training. Employment relations refer to the way all stakeholders at work interact with each other, both in a formal (such as collective bargaining processes) and informal (such as contact with their supervisor or social support) sense. This report uses the term ‘quality of employment’ to indicate the domain of the study. This domain is far less developed in terms of empirical indicators than the field of intrinsic job characteristics, which makes this report an important reference for formulating policy. Read more in the report - see Related content.
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