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26 March - 27 March 2012, Brussels

Seminar on Working Conditions surveys

International Trade Union House, Blvd du Roi Albert II, 5, 1210 Brussels, Belgium.

Specialists in surveys into working conditions will be meeting in Brussels on 26 and 27 March 2012 as part of a seminar initiated by the ETUI. The seminar will allow a full picture to be built up of the existing surveys and make it possible to capture the main thrusts and the limits of each of them.

In addition to merely methodological considerations, the experts’ meeting will also be the occasion to discuss the trend in the results to which the latter provide access. Work-related social health inequalities, in particular those resulting from gender or the insecurity of work, will be the main focus of the debates.

Session 1 - Overview of some national and European existing WCS

The outcome of the 5th European Working Conditions Survey: a global overview / David Foden, Ireland (pdf - 801.23 Kb)
Are there important gaps in job quality between 'old' and 'new' Europe? / Ramon Pena-Casas, OSE, Belgium (pdf - 411.42 Kb)
The different WCS in France: complementarities and principal outcomes / Anne-Françoise Molinié, CREAPT and Elisabeth Algava, ministère du travail, France (pdf - 410.63 Kb)
Quality of work and employment within Belgium / Tom Vandenbrande, KULeuven, Belgium (pdf - 322.86 Kb)

Session 2 - The gender dimension in WCS

UK evidence on gender differences in working conditions / Helen Bewley, NIESR, UK (pdf - 633.85 Kb)
Working conditions and gender in the Nordic Surveys / Hannah Westberg, Gothenburg University, Sweden (pdf - 593.45 Kb)
Gender, working time and health status in Europe / Lucia Artazcoz, Barcelona Public Health Agency, Spain (pdf - 924.32 Kb)
Gender, health and conditions for work/family balancing in the Enquête québécoise sur les conditions de travail, d’emploi et de la santé et la sécurité du travail / Karen Messing, Université du Québec, Canada (pdf - 4.15 Mb)

Session 3 - Precarious workers in WCS

Young workers and precarious work in Italy: impact of flexibilization on working conditions / Daniele Di Nunzio, IRES, Italy (pdf - 422.03 Kb)
The employment precariousness scale: a multidimensional instrument for survey research in Spain / Alejandra Vives, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile (pdf - 3.90 Mb)
Subcontracting and precarious work as regards working conditions and occupational health in the first Chilean WCS / Magdalena Echeverria, Chile (pdf - 322.50 Kb)

Conclusions

First results of the 2010 Job Quality Index (JQI) update / Janine Leschke, ETUI, Belgium (pdf - 167.71 Kb)
Some comments on the seminar and future prospects / Joan Benach, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain (pdf - 1.74 Mb)
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