Three decades of working conditions
Findings of Finnish Quality of Work Life Surveys 1977-2008

The Quality of Work Life Survey is an extensive interview survey concerning all wage and salary earners. The Survey has established itself as a multi-faceted and reliable method of describing working conditions in Finland. The data contents of the Quality of Work Life Survey cover both physical, psychological and social factors of the working environment. Other themes covered in the Survey include i.a. gender equality of working life, reconciliation of work and family, job satisfaction, past career development and labour market position.

This publication draws together key results from Quality of Work Life Surveys from years 1977-2008. It provides a broad overview of the working conditions of the Finnish wage and salary earner population and changes thereto. The data describe a period of over three decades. International comparisons are also included.

Topic: Labour market

ISBN 978-952-244-101-0

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Last updated 12.8.2009