ERIC Number: EJ789909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
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The Institutional vs. the Academic Definition of the Quality of Work Life. What Is the Focus of the European Commission?
Royuela, Vicente; Lopez-Tamayo, Jordi; Surinach, Jordi
Social Indicators Research, v86 n3 p401-415 May 2008
In recent years, we have seen how the quality of work life has been focused and defined by the European Commission (EC). In our study we compare the EC definition with the academic one and try to see how close they are. We also analyse the possibility of applying the institutional definition to the Spanish case through the development of specific indicators. Our main conclusions are that QWL is increasingly important for policy makers. In addition, it is essential to have objective indicators and to conduct surveys in order to reliably measure QWL.
Descriptors: Quality of Working Life, Social Indicators, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Comparative Analysis, Definitions, Public Policy, Surveys, Evaluation Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Spain