Chapter 1 presents the findings of an analysis of data from the European Working Conditions Survey 2010 and the European Labour Force Survey 2013. It contains a comparative analysis of occupations with multiple disadvantages and all other occupations in relation to specific working conditions. Chapter 2 complements these findings with national-level information obtained from contributions from Eurofound’s network of correspondents from the 28 Member States and Norway. The occupations identified by the statistical analysis in Chapter 1 as having multiple disadvantages are associated with poor working conditions in many EU countries. In addition, a small number of other occupations have been identified by the national contributions as having various disadvantages in specific countries. Chapter 3 presents examples of policies and initiatives carried out mainly by social partners and governments at EU and national level with the aim of improving the working conditions of workers in occupations with multiple disadvantages. Because of the sectoral approach of most initiatives, the chapter is structured by groups of occupations normally belonging to the same economic sector. Even though the collection of initiatives does not represent an exhaustive list of all those present in European countries, where possible a ‘policy gap analysis’ has been developed to identify areas of job quality with less coverage by policies for specific occupations or groups of occupations. Finally, Chapter 4 derives conclusions about the situation and future of occupations with disadvantages, offering possible explanatory arguments. A reflection on the contribution of present policies and implications for workers and society in Europe is included. Annex I explains the methodology used in this report. Annex II contains a graph showing the distribution of disadvantaged occupations across sectors. Annex III, which is available on request from Eurofound, contains a table summarising the various policies identified in the contributions from the network of correspondents.

Improving working conditions in occupations with multiple disadvantages

CAPECCHI, STEFANIA;
2015

Abstract

Chapter 1 presents the findings of an analysis of data from the European Working Conditions Survey 2010 and the European Labour Force Survey 2013. It contains a comparative analysis of occupations with multiple disadvantages and all other occupations in relation to specific working conditions. Chapter 2 complements these findings with national-level information obtained from contributions from Eurofound’s network of correspondents from the 28 Member States and Norway. The occupations identified by the statistical analysis in Chapter 1 as having multiple disadvantages are associated with poor working conditions in many EU countries. In addition, a small number of other occupations have been identified by the national contributions as having various disadvantages in specific countries. Chapter 3 presents examples of policies and initiatives carried out mainly by social partners and governments at EU and national level with the aim of improving the working conditions of workers in occupations with multiple disadvantages. Because of the sectoral approach of most initiatives, the chapter is structured by groups of occupations normally belonging to the same economic sector. Even though the collection of initiatives does not represent an exhaustive list of all those present in European countries, where possible a ‘policy gap analysis’ has been developed to identify areas of job quality with less coverage by policies for specific occupations or groups of occupations. Finally, Chapter 4 derives conclusions about the situation and future of occupations with disadvantages, offering possible explanatory arguments. A reflection on the contribution of present policies and implications for workers and society in Europe is included. Annex I explains the methodology used in this report. Annex II contains a graph showing the distribution of disadvantaged occupations across sectors. Annex III, which is available on request from Eurofound, contains a table summarising the various policies identified in the contributions from the network of correspondents.
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