Nordcare Austria: Working conditions of the long-term care workforce


Magdalena Six




Bauer, G., Rodrigues, R. & Leichsenring, K. (2018). Arbeitsbedingungen in der Langzeitpflege aus Sicht der Beschäftigten in Österreich. Eine Untersuchung auf Basis der internationalen NORDCARE-Befragung. EURO.CENTRE.REPORT. Wien: European Centre/Arbeiterkammer Wien.


The NORDCARE study is based on the international NORDCARE survey and investigates the working conditions of the long-term care (LTC) workforce in the home care and residential care sector in three regions (Vienna, Upper Austria, Salzburg) in Austria. The report shows insights into the sociodemographic characteristics of the LTC workforce, employment characteristics, characteristics of people cared for and task-specific profiles by qualification background. Furthermore, the study assesses the working conditions (e.g. experiences of teamwork, burdens and demands, reconciliation of work and family) in the LTC sector from the perspective of care professionals and discusses factors that significantly impact their working conditions. In addition, the report provides with a country comparison of the main characteristics of LTC employment and of working conditions between Austria, Germany and Sweden.