About: Job quality

ILO: recovery will come through investment in high quality jobs

With 199.8 million people unemployed globally, in its latest report, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) proposes paths to economic growth, and issues recommendations to reduce poverty and inequality.
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Entrepreneurship 05-03-2014

Alex is an entrepreneur. We want to help him create jobs.

You are about to see the ultimate machine for creating jobs. Alex. Alex has a dream. He has an idea, and we want to help him make it true, so jobs and wealth will be created. We want to create the best conditions for his business. By reducing regulation and administrative hurdles, because public administration must be an asset rather than a burden. Public administrations should spend taxpayers' money wisely as well as avoid red tape and excessive fiscal charges for companies. #believeinpeople

A new approach to employment should be ‘Decent Work’

Work is vitally important to us all. As well as earning our keep, jobs put us in touch with the society around us. The concept of 'Decent Work' could help bring adequate incomes, as well as dignity, safety and respect to the workplace, writes Stephen Pursey.
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EU Priorities 2020 26-11-2013

First findings third European Company Survey (ECS) 2013

The European Company Survey (ECS) maps what is happening in companies across the European Union.

Brussels to push for EU-wide minimum wage

The European Commission will propose tomorrow (18 April) introducing a minimum salary in countries like Germany where it does not exist yet, and raise wages where they are considered too low, according to a draft seen by EURACTIV.
Health 08-11-2007

Quality of Life

Well-being and quality of life in a population, which are linked to factors such as standard of living, happiness, freedom and environmental health, are essential to economics and political science. Politicians are showing an increasing interest in developing a 'Gross National Happiness' index, similar to GDP.

Flexicurity: a European revolution

In this paper from the Robert Schuman Foundation, Philippe Garabiol outlines the advantages and disadvantages of the existing fexicurity models in Europe in order to define common principles for a European labour market.
Health 18-07-2007

Global project to develop statistics on quality of life

A world statistics forum bringing together major international organisations ranging from the UN and EU to the Islamic Conference has decided to launch a global project to measure societal progress - beyond conventional economic measures - in individual countries.

Work-life balance ‘does not work for women’

Even in advanced economies, women are bearing the brunt of a lack of work-life balance, a panel at the Employment Week event found.

Employment experts look at EU job policies

The different aspects of 'the workplace' will be in the spotlight during the annual Employment Week event, with labour-market policies the main focus of the two-day conference.
Health 29-05-2007

Interview: ‘GDP growth does not improve quality of life’

"Simply improving GDP and living standards itself does not improve or makes only very slow changes to peoples' assessment of their quality of life," says Eurofound's survey co-ordinator in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Health 29-05-2007

Eurofound examines EU quality of life

Four years after its first survey, Eurofound is preparing its latest study on the quality of life in Europe, to see whether changes in public policies have affected citizens' lifestyles.