Europe, Labor market, social policy and social services, Research

Study on the Impact of Working Time


The aim of the project is to compare the theoretical and practical impact of working time regulation and agreements on job creation and preservation, productivity and competitiveness, and job quality.
The study will include:

  1. comparative literature study,
  2. an overview of the documented impact of national legislative reforms on working time
  3. a classification system (grid of analysis) for impact assessment of case studies
  4. 25 representative case studies on working time regulation and agreements covering the national and/or sectoral level, and the company level

    The expected outcomes of the project are relevant policy conclusions.


European Commision

Employment, Social Affaris and Equal Opportunities DG


University of Warwick

Institute for Employment Research

Gabriela Grotkowska