Tuesday, March 24, 2015


[IWS] Dublin Foundation: SPOTLIGHT ON—(articles providing data, explanations and trends on policy issues by theme)

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Institute for Workplace Studies-----------------Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

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Cornell University

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European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)


SPOTLIGHT ON—(articles providing data, explanations and trends on policy issues by theme)



·         Employment - Jobs in Europe  ßClick Here
25 article(s)

With millions unemployed, the poor state of the labour market is having a very serious impact on living and working conditions in Europe. Policies to address the jobs crisis by creating new jobs and safeguarding existing ones are a very high priority for the EU and for national governments. Employment – Jobs in Europe addresses employment policy - the changing nature of work in Europe, job creation, restructuring in organisations and labour market trends. Read the overview article.

·         Youth in Europe ßClick Here
33 article(s)

Young people have been hit particularly hard by the crisis. Across Europe millions of them are effectively disengaged – not in employment, education or training. As well as the severe impact on these young people and their families, there is an enormous social and economic cost to this disengagement. Youth in Europe covers economic and social issues affecting young people – education and training, unemployment, social inclusion, labour market integration, health problems, quality of life, mobility and migration. Read the overview article.

·         Quality of life, citizens and public services ßClick Here
20 article(s)

Many Europeans have experienced a worsening of their standard of living in recent years. How have housing, education, health and care services been affected in terms of access, affordability and quality? How can public services be reformed to deal with new needs and reduced budgets? Quality of life, citizens and public services deals with the challenge of improving life quality and services for Europe's citizens – standards of living, public service quality and accessibility and social cohesion in the face of economic and social disparities. Read the overview article.

·         Older people – Work, care and inclusion ßClick Here
5 article(s)

Europe is ageing. Older people make up an increasing share of the EU population and by 2060 it is predicted that those aged over 65 will be 30% of the population, sharply up on current levels. This demographic ageing has significant implications for society and work, including the need to provide services for an ageing population and pressure for some people to work to an older age. Older people considers the range of issues relating to the ageing population and how they are being addressed. Read the overview article.

·         Sustainable work – The future of working life in Europe ßClick Here
2 article(s)

To ensure that social support systems remain viable as Europe's population ages, it is critical that more people work and that workers stay in work for longer over their lifetimes. These twin goals will be achieved only if workers are healthy, qualified and motivated to stay in work for longer and if the wider societal supports are in place to enable people to access work.Sustainable work covers the many areas of enquiry pertinent to ensuring that people are able and available to work; quality of work is a central theme, as are policies supporting work and employment. Read the overview article.



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