European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS)

The European Working Conditions Surveys (EWCS) has provided an overview of working conditions in Europe since 1990. The survey aims to provide a comprehensive picture of the everyday reality of men and women at work.

Themes covered  include employment status, working time duration and organisation, work organisation, learning and training, physical and psychosocial risk factors, health and safety, work-life balance, worker participation, earnings and financial security, as well as work and health.

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Data Creator: 
Time Period: 

1990 - 2010


A random sample of workers (employees and self-employed) were interviewed face to face, selected from EU conutries.


Data can be viewed as HTML and through interactive tools online.

Data Access: 

Data is freely available on the internet.