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The hidden potential of Europe’s economically inactive

The hidden potential of Europe’s economically inactive

Blog posts   •   Dec 20, 2017 13:00 GMT

In this blog piece, originally published in Social Europe, Eurofound Research Manager Anna Ludwinek looks at the substantial section of the population that is not working and does not figure in unemployment statistics, but retains significant employment potential.

Pay inequalities come back into focus in post-crisis Europe

Pay inequalities come back into focus in post-crisis Europe

Blog posts   •   Nov 03, 2017 18:00 GMT

Friday 3 November is European Equal Pay Day. In the following blog piece Christine Aumayr-Pintar looks at the issue of pay inequality, contending that far from being a fair weather issue, addressing pay gaps should be an ongoing priority for Europe.

Rethinking working time in Europe

Rethinking working time in Europe

Blog posts   •   Nov 01, 2017 15:00 GMT

Working time is more than just clocking in and clocking out. ​In this blog piece, originally published in ​Social Europe, Jorge Cabrita looks at three reasons why working time in Europe should follow a life course perspective.

The many faces of self-employment in Europe

The many faces of self-employment in Europe

Blog posts   •   Oct 27, 2017 13:45 BST

​In this new blog piece Mathijn Wilkens looks at the multi-faceted nature of self-employment in Europe – from the entrepreneurial independent self-employed, to those that find themselves in a more vulnerable position.

New-generation cars boost manufacturing employment

New-generation cars boost manufacturing employment

Blog posts   •   Oct 26, 2017 15:45 BST

Manufacturing is on the up in Europe. The latest data shows that, for the first time since 2005, the number of new manufacturing jobs announced in national media outstripped the number of announced job losses. In this blog piece Andrea Broughton and John Hurley take a closer look at the resurgence of the sector.

More attention must be given to Europe’s working poor

More attention must be given to Europe’s working poor

Blog posts   •   Oct 13, 2017 09:00 BST

​In this blog piece, originally published in ​Social Europe, Eurofound Research Manager Daphne Nathalie Ahrendt looks at the increase in the number of workers that are at risk of poverty and are materially deprived following the 2008 economic and financial crisis, and evaluates the potential social ramifications for Europe.

Labour mobility in Europe during the Great Recession

Labour mobility in Europe during the Great Recession

Blog posts   •   Aug 24, 2017 15:28 BST

​This blog piece was originally posted on Social Europe. Its authors are Martina Bisello and Enrique Fernández-Macías, both researchers at Eurofound, and Vincenzo Maccarrone, from University College Dublin.

Employment shifts in Europe during the recovery: Three little noticed trends

Employment shifts in Europe during the recovery: Three little noticed trends

Blog posts   •   Aug 21, 2017 11:53 BST

In this blog piece, originally posted on Social Europe, Eurofound Research Manager John Hurley looks at shifting employment structures in recent years. ​

Europe’s shrinking middle class

Europe’s shrinking middle class

Blog posts   •   Jun 23, 2017 12:53 BST

In the follow blog piece, originally posted on Social Europe, Carlos Vacas-Soriano and Enrique Fernández-Macías look at evolution of household disposable real income levels over the period 2004-2013, and the broader phenomenon on Europe's shrinking middle class.

Migrants face long road to integration in Europe’s labour market

Migrants face long road to integration in Europe’s labour market

Blog posts   •   Jun 20, 2017 07:00 BST

On the occasion of Word Refugee Day, Eurofound Research Manager Kára Fóti looks at the difficulties that refugees and asylum-seekers face in finding work and opportunities in Europe.