Title: The socio-economic determinants of citizens' work life attitudes, preferences and perceptions, using data from the continuous web-based European WageIndicator Survey
Duration: April 2004 - March 2007
Funded by: European Commission - 6th Frame Work Programme

  • University of Amsterdam, AIAS
  • Webword, Bussum
  • Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Institut (WSI), Düsseldorf
  • New Insight A/S, Copenhagen
  • Incomes Data Services Ltd, London
  • Kayttotieto Oy, Helsinki
  • Universidad de Salamanca, Departamento de Economia Aplicada
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, HIVA
  • University of Economics Poznan, KPiPS
  • University of Torino, Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics (CHILD), Torino

Project management: University of Amsterdam/AIAS - Kea Tijdens


The overall objective of Woliweb was to contribute to the understanding of citizens' work life attitudes, preferences and perceptions by a quantitative, nine-country analysis of the impact of a citizen's socio-economic framework on his/her attitudes, preferences, and perceptions with regard to this framework. The analyses focused on four issues:

  • perceptions of pay discrimination by gender or ethnicity in relation to any factual pay gap;
  • preferences for more or fewer working hours in relation to working hours and household duties;
  • attitudes towards collective bargaining coverage in relation to actual coverage by agreements;
  • perceptions of job insecurity in relation to dismissals and reorganisations at the workplace.