Job quality, innovation and employment outcomes in Europe

The QuInnE project investigates the relationships between innovation, job quality and employment outcomes that underpin both the Lisbon Strategy as well as Europe 2020. This requires documenting innovation, job quality, and employment outcomes and an investigation of the relationships between these variables.

In quantitative comparative analyses, we have brought together data from various sources and developed three classifications of countries documenting levels of innovation, job quality and employment outcomes in Europe. The three classifications are presented jointly in this tool. Considering the multi-dimensional nature of these three topics, the quantitative analysis relies on three sets of indicators, each set being composed of various dimensions.

The classifications of countries are based on clustering techniques (see QuInnE working paper WP5.2 – available on this website). Once the different groups are identified (four in each classification), the countries are characterized using the relative position of their cluster in the innovation, job quality or employment outcomes classifications (high-high, medium-high, medium-low, low-low).

In order to cover as many EU countries as possible, indicators come mainly from European surveys (rather than from OECD sources for instance, that also publishes a large number of innovation and labour market indicators including job quality indicators). However, the sample is limited to 22 countries because of missing data and for purposes of comparability between the three classifications.

Please select a country below to get the results of our analysis: