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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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. 

Government urged to do more to help the unemployed

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Domestic work and the shadow economy

Άρθρο 6 Ιούνιος 2013

Impact of the crisis on gender equality

Άρθρο 9 Μάιος 2013

Effects of the economic crisis on employment

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Economic crisis hits small businesses hard

Άρθρο 7 Απρίλιος 2013

Uncovering the hidden face of undeclared work

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Collective agreement breaches in hotel sector

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Ongoing work

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