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Project Summary

The 2008 global economic crisis has had far-reaching implications for people's everyday work experience, family lives, and personal well-being. This project is the first to provide a rigorous comparative assessment of these implications across Europe, focusing on issues such as training opportunities, pressure of work, and job security. It also addresses the consequences of changing work conditions on work-life conflict, work motivation, and attitudes towards society. This research draws on rich data from the European Social Survey (ESS) carried out in 2004 and the repeat module from 2010, as well as supplementary data from the annual European Union Labour Force Surveys (EULFS) from 2004 to 2010. Thereby, it provides a cross-national and comparative view of the period before and after the onset of the crisis.

Team Members


Duncan Gallie - Official Fellow of Nuffield College and Professor of Sociology, University of Oxford.

Martina Dieckhoff
- Senior Research Fellow, Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB).


Vanessa Gash
- Senior Lecturer in Sociology, City University London.


Hande Inanc
- Junior Analyst, Directorate of Statistics, OECD.


Frances McGinnity
- Senior Research Officer, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Adjunct Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin.


Javier Polavieja
- Professor of Sociology, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid.

Helen Russell - Associate Research Professor, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Adjunct Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin.

Nadia Steiber - Researcher and Lecturer at the Department of Socioeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and business.

Michael Tåhlin - Professor of Sociology, Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University.

Dorothy Watson - Associate Research Professor, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Adjunct Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin.

Ying Zhou - Lecturer of Human Resource Management, University of Surrey.

History and Funding


The project was initiated by a research group within the Economic Life, Quality of Work and Social Cohesion (EQUALSOC) Network of Excellence, funded as part of the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme. The European Social Survey modules on Work and the Family, conducted in 2004 and 2010, were designed in collaboration with the ESS's Central Coordination Team at City University. The analysis of the data and the writing up of the research results were made possible by a British Academy Small Grants award.

Publications

Gallie, D. (2013). Economic Crisis, Quality of Work and Social Integration: Topline Results from Rounds 2 and 5 of the European Social Survey. ESS Topline Results Series, Issue 3. London: Centre for Comparative Social Surveys.

Gallie, D. ed. (2013). Economic Crisis, Quality of Work, and Social Integration. Oxford: Oxford University Press.