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Has the Quality of Work Improved in the EU-15 between 1995 and 2005 ?

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  • Nathalie Greenan
  • Ekaterina Kalugina
  • Emmanuelle Walkowiak

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This paper provides a mapping of quality of work and measures its evolution between 1995 and 2005 by using European Working Conditions Surveys. With a multilevel modelling, we assess the sensitivity of observed trends to "composition effects" and "country effects". Results suggest a decreasing trend in the quality of work: working conditions have deteriorated, while work has become more intense and less complex. In Germany and Italy all indicators have worsened while other European countries have more mixed results.

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Paper provided by TEPP in its series TEPP Working Paper with number 2012-11.

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