Employment status

11 Μάρτιος 2021

Employment status refers to the contractual aspect of employment in terms of duration and number of working hours, incorporating economic risk, the autonomy and the authority which workers have in their jobs. The main categories are employee and self-employed.Read more

Employment status refers to the contractual aspect of employment in terms of duration and number of working hours, incorporating economic risk, the autonomy and the authority which workers have in their jobs. The main categories are employee and self-employed. Employees are defined as someone who gets a salary from an employer or a temporary employment agency, with a distinction between employees with an unlimited or fixed-term contract. Self-employed persons can have employees. Across all workers a distinction can be made between those who work full-time and those who work part-time, either voluntarily or involuntarily.

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Publications & data

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The sections below provide access to a range of publications, data and ongoing work on this topic. 

  • Publications (190)
  • Ongoing work

Eurofound publications come in a variety of formats, including reports, policy briefs, blogs, articles and presentations. 

Self-employed satisfied overall with working conditions

Άρθρο 28 Απρίλιος 2014

Positive views of current job and past career changes

Άρθρο 16 Απρίλιος 2014

How trade unions help to protect workers’ rights

Άρθρο 10 Απρίλιος 2014

Health matters in hiring and retaining personnel

Άρθρο 19 Φεβρουάριος 2014

Self-employed women shown to be less affected by crisis

Άρθρο 5 Δεκέμβριος 2013

Trend of exit from labour market due to sense of despair

Άρθρο 5 Δεκέμβριος 2013

Precarious work and young people

Άρθρο 13 Οκτώβριος 2013

A fifth of employees satisfied with job and pay

Άρθρο 28 Ιούλιος 2013

Ongoing work

Research continues in this topic on a variety of themes, which are outlined below with links to forthcoming titles.