CoverEU Labour Force Survey 2020 module on accidents at work and other work-related health problems — Assessment report

This report evaluates the 2020 EU Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) module on accidents at work and other work-related health problems. The main objective of this report is to describe the implementation of the survey and to assess the quality of the dataset. The report presents some main results and recommendations on how to improve the module for future repetitions. [+]

CoverGender pay gaps in the European Union — a statistical analysis — 2021 edition

This publication analyses gender pay gaps in the European Union from a statistical perspective. In the first part of the study, we present the data source, the methodology and statistical software used by Eurostat to decompose the unadjusted gender pay gap as well as the results of this decomposition. Indeed, the unadjusted gender pay gap may result from (1) possible differences in pay between men and women, for ‘equal work or work of equal value’, but also from (2) differences in the average characteristics of men and women in the labour market and (3) different financial returns between men and women for a given characteristic. To measure the latter two effects, we have applied the statistical method known as the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition on the microdata collected through the Structure of Earnings Survey 2018. In the second part of the analysis, we extend the scope to the whole population of men and women of working age. We measure differences in their average expected earnings and analyse the respective contributions of gender gaps in employment rates, in the number of hours worked and in hourly earnings (the unadjusted gender pay gap). We hope that this publication will help data users and policy makers to better interpret gender pay gaps in the European Union. [+]

CoverPossibility of recognising COVID-19 as being of occupational origin at national level in EU and EFTA countries

The health crisis of 2020 has highlighted the occupational risk associated with COVID-19, which consequently has had repercussions on insurance against accidents at work and occupational diseases. In this context, Eurostat launched in November 2020 a survey on the possibility of recognising the occupational nature of COVID-19 in Europe. The geographical coverage is the 27 Member States, Norway and Switzerland.

The survey shows that in all countries, the occupational risk of COVID-19 is considered. However, there are some differences on the practical modalities of recognising this risk. These differences relate, among other things, to the way in which the file will be investigated (i.e. as an accident at work and/or an occupational disease) and to the sectors and occupations concerned by this possible recognition (limited to the health sector or extended to wider range of sectors). This statistical report presents the national legal practices and reflects the situation of June 2021. [+]

Dictamen del Comité Económico y Social Europeo sobre Teletrabajo e igualdad de género: requisitos para que el teletrabajo no exacerbe la distribución desigual de los cuidados y el trabajo doméstico no remunerados entre mujeres y hombres y que sirva de motor para promover la igualdad de género [Dictamen exploratorio solicitado por la Presidencia Portuguesa] (DOUE C 220/02, 9.6.2021)

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