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Work and Life Quality in New and Growing Jobs

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.
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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)

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KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 363 368

Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 151 072

DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 144 750

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 211 461

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA TARSADALOMTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 94 215

COLLEGIO CARLO ALBERTO - CENTRO DI RICERCA E ALTA FORMAZIONE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 264 736

VYTAUTO DIDZIOJO UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 149 440

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 360 805,50

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 121 660

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 29 376

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 193 394

ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 111 748

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 244597

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2012

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 285 987

  • EU contribution

    € 2 699 546

Coordinated by:

Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt

Austria