Working conditions in a global perspective

This report provides a comparative analysis of job quality covering approximately 1.2 billion of the world’s workers in the EU28, China, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, the United States (US), Spanish-speaking Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama), Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

Good working conditions contribute to the well-being of workers and the success of enterprises. But unbundling the everyday reality of women and men at work is not a simple task. This is particularly true in in our changing world of work, where new technologies and new forms of work organization are continuously being integrated into our workplaces.

As a result of their shared commitment to the policy goals of ‘decent work’ and ‘improved job quality’, the International Labour Organization and the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, have partnered to produce this report which makes a unique contribution by providing a comparative overview of results from the most recent surveys on working conditions available across the world, covering approximately 1.2 billion of the world’s workers.