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[IWS] Dublin Foundation: COMPARING WORKING CONDITIONS ACROSS SECTORS IN EUROPE [14 April 2014]
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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)
COMPARING WORKING CONDITIONS ACROSS SECTORS IN EUROPE [14 April 2014]
Many interventions to improve working conditions and job quality are organised and implemented at sectoral level. To support this process and provide appropriate knowledge to meet the needs of policymakers, Eurofound has produced a secondary statistical analysis of the fifth European Working Conditions Survey. The sectors have been categorised with a view to optimise correspondence between the statistical categories by which the data are organised (NACE Rev. 2) and the structure of European sectoral social dialogue committees. The aim is to reflect the reality of bargaining between sectoral social partners on the European and national level as closely as possible.
The report Working conditions and job quality: Comparing sectors in Europe and related sectoral information sheets aim to capture the diversity prevalent across sectors in Europe in terms of working conditions and job quality. The report pinpoints trends across sectors in areas such as working time and work–life balance, work organisation, skills and training, employee representation and the psychosocial and physical environment. It identifies sectors that score particularly well or particularly poorly in terms of job quality and sheds light on differences between sectors in terms of health and well-being.
The information sheets show how each sector compares to the European average, as well as patterns in the differences and similarities of groups of workers within the sector. In all, 33 sectoral information sheets have been produced and are presented below as they become available.
Sectoral information sheets
- Arts, entertainment and recreation
- Human health
- Metal industry
- Media and communications
- Other service activities
- Social work
- Utilities supply
Jorge Cabrita; Josep Espasa Reig; Arianna Tassinari; Gijs van Houten; Oscar Vargas
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