The walqing project addresses the aim of EU policy to create ‘more and better jobs’. Although more jobs have been created in Europe since 2001, a considerable part of this growth is found in areas with often problematic working conditions, precarious employment and low wages. Little is known about the quality of these jobs, their impact on employees’ quality of life and about the organisational and institutional preconditions that support the development of ‘better’, high-quality jobs within the EU.
walqing investigates the linkages between new and expanding jobs, the conditions of work and employment in these jobs, and the more or less favourable outcomes for employees’ quality of work and life. It does so by integrating several analytical levels and research paradigms:
Specific attention is given to vulnerable groups on the labour market such as young people, older workers, migrants or women.
Deliverables and documentation available
Synthesis reports finalised on case-study research, individual perspective and agency of jobholders as well as the project's Action Research
"La calidad del empleo: una mirada sectorial y de género" held in Barcelona, Spain, on 15 November 2012