Contributions to EWCO


From 2006 to 2010 I worked as a correspondent for the Information Reporting Services network of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound). These are my articles for the European Working Conditions Observatory (EWCO).

OECD report finds disparities between EU Member States

Published on 13 September 2009

Society at a Glance 2009 is the fifth edition of the biennial compendium of social indicators by the Organisation for Co-operation and Development (OECD). It gives an overview of social trends and policy developments in OECD countries using indicators taken from OECD studies and other sources. The 2009 edition contains a special chapter on ‘Measuring leisure in OECD countries’ discussing the difficulties in defining meaningful and comparable indicators of leisure.

EU strategy on social protection and social inclusion

Published on 9 July 2009

In March 2009, the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) and the European Commission adopted the Joint Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2009. With the aim of driving policy efforts in the areas of social protection and social inclusion in the 27 EU Member States, this report has a special relevance in the context of the current economic crisis.

Labour market integration of women and low-skilled workers

Published on 20 December 2007

In June 2007, the US Government Accountability Office published a study on other countries’ policies and practices aimed at helping women and low-skilled workers to enter and remain in the labour force; among the countries compared are six EU Member States. The study concludes that quality, preferably subsidised, childcare and paid parental leave have a real impact on women’s employment. However, training programmes for low-skilled workers showed little effect.

Kategorien Europa, Industrielle Beziehungen