Project: Working conditions in the European Union: Working time and work intensity


This project was submitted on 10/03/2014, published on 29/10/2009 by Eurofound

This report outlines the current situation regarding work intensity, indicating a clear link between work intensity and poor working conditions, both physical and psychological. The analysis is based on findings from the fourth European Working Conditions Survey carried out in 31 countries, including the 27 EU Member States. The analysis reveals sharp variations between different Member States in relation to working hours and the associated gender gap, and points to the huge costs both for workers and companies arising from high work intensity.

(©European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 2012, Dublin Ireland,

Occupational health & wellbeing, Working Conditions
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Principal Investigator: Burchell, Brendan; Cartron, Damien; Csizmadia, Péter; Delcampe, Stanislas; Gollac, Michel; Illéssy, Miklós; Lorenz, Edward; Makó, Csaba; O’Brien, Catherine; Valeyre, Antoine

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