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Work and Life Quality in New and Growing Jobs

Objective

In order to explore the linkages between ‘new jobs’, conditions of work and employment in these jobs and more or less favourable outcomes for employees’ quality of work and life, WALQING combines data analysis on the chief European data sources, in-depth comparative investigation of stakeholder policies, organisational arrangements and strategies, and the perspectives and agency of individuals in ‘new jobs’. WALQING involves interest organisations and other stakeholders from an early point in time by focusing on existing policies and arenas and gaps in these policies and taking an action-research perspective. Its aims are 1. to identify expanding economic activities in Europe with problematic configurations in terms of low wages, precarious employment and lack of social integration; 2. to investigate existing social partner and other stakeholder policies seeking to improve conditions in these industries and involve stakeholders in the assessment of both problematic and favourable practices; 3. to analyse possible relations between various ways of organising new types of work in terms of contractual arrangements, working hours, etc., and the impact on the quality of work and life, as well as the conditions of configurations that are favourable and sustainable on both the organisational and the individual level; 4. to bring together institutionalist, organisational and action-research perspectives in order to transfer examples of good practice beyond their national context and to explore the limitations of such transfers; 5. from these analyses, to identify gaps in stakeholder, national and European policy that may contribute to locking organisations and individuals in patterns of low-wage and poor job quality and investigate the possibilities to transfer examples of organisational strategies that support higher-quality paths.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2009-A
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
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Coordinator

Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt
Address
Aspernbrueckengasse 4/5
1020 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 503 520,50
Administrative Contact
Christine Wagner (Ms.)

Participants (12)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 363 368
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tine Heylen (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIOLOGY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 151 072
Address
Ul. Moskovska 13 A
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vassil Kirov (Dr.)
DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 144 750
Address
Lerso Parkalle 105
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Hasle (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 211 461
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Kramm (Ms.)
TARSADALOMTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 94 215
Address
Toth Kalman U 4
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mariann Kovács (Ms.)
COLLEGIO CARLO ALBERTO - CENTRO DI RICERCA E ALTA FORMAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 264 736
Address
Corso Vittorio Emanuele Ii 75
10128 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ambra Poggi (Ms.)
VYTAUTO DIDZIOJO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 149 440
Address
K Donelaicio G 58
44248 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jolanta Kuznecoviene (Prof.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 360 805,50
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans Torvatn (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 121 660
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Núria Claver López (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 29 376
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tracey Swift (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 193 394
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elizabeth Fay (Ms.)
ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 111 748
Address
Universitetsvej 1
4000 Roskilde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birgitte Steen Hansen (Ms.)