English title: A Tale of Two Surveys: Using the European Social Survey and the European Working Conditions Survey to Predict Welfare Attitudes by Work Regime

Author(s): Amy Healy - Seán Ó Riain -

Language: English

Type: Book chapter

Year: 2017

Abstract

This research examines the possibility of using the European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) in tandem with the European Social Survey (ESS) to assess how work regimes shape attitudes towards welfare in the EU-15. The paper makes two major contributions. First, it assesses the value of the ESS 2004 and 2010 modules on work, through a comparison of the “workplace regimes” constructed from the data in these special questionnaire modules with those constructed from the more extensive data available in the EWCS of 2005 and 2010. Second, the paper takes advantage of the more extensive attitudinal variables in the ESS to examine the effect of working under a particular workplace regime on attitudes to government redistribution of income and provision of social insurance, protection and/or investment. It also suggests that further thought be given to the modules with which future ESS rounds of the work organisation module are combined.

From page no: 100

To page no: 126

Anthology: Values and Identities in Europe: Evidence from the European Social Survey