Exploring self-employment in the European Union

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21 Rugsėjis 2017
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21 Rugsėjis 2017
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In the rapidly changing world of work, the traditional dichotomy of employee and self-employed is insufficient to capture the wide diversity of self-employed workers in Europe today. This report identifies five categories of self-employed, reflecting the wide-ranging attitudes, income levels, and health and well-being among this diverse group. Based on data from the sixth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) and the European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), the analysis reveals that the majority of self-employed workers enjoy high levels of job quality. However, there are concerns in relation to so-called ‘economically dependent workers’: while they are classed as self-employed, they lack both the autonomy that self-employment usually offers and the social protection granted by regular employment. Some policy approaches of Member States to this ‘in-between’ employment status are described in detail, which are of relevance for the discussions around the European Pillar of Social Rights. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

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Classifying self-employment and creating an empirical typology (wpef17002 - 2/11/2017)

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    74
    Reference No: 
    EF1718
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1598-0
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-01-17-770-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/651917
    Catalogue info

    Exploring self-employment in the European Union

    In the rapidly changing world of work, the traditional dichotomy of employee and self-employed is insufficient to capture the wide diversity of self-employed workers in Europe today. This report identifies five categories of self-employed, reflecting the wide-ranging attitudes, income levels, and health and well-being among this diverse group. Based on data from the sixth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) and the European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), the analysis reveals that the majority of self-employed workers enjoy high levels of job quality.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF17181
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    Savarankiško darbo Europos Sąjungoje tyrimas

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Sparčiai besikeičiančiame darbo pasaulyje tradicinis suskirstymas į samdomus darbuotojus ir savarankiškai dirbančius asmenis yra nepakankamas, jei norima aprėpti didelę savarankiškai dirbančių asmenų įvairovę šiandienos Europoje. Šioje ataskaitoje išskiriamos penkios savarankiškai dirbančių asmenų kategorijos, kuriomis perteikiamos įvairios šios nevienalytės grupės nuostatos, pajamų lygis, sveikatos ir gerovės rodikliai. Remiantis šeštojo Europos darbo sąlygų tyrimo (EDST) ir Europos Sąjungos darbo jėgos tyrimo duomenimis, analizėje atskleidžiama, kad daugumos savarankiškai dirbančių asmenų darbo vietos yra kokybiškos. Vis dėl to susirūpinimą kelia vadinamieji ekonomiškai priklausomi darbuotojai; nors jie yra priskiriami savarankiškai dirbantiems asmenims, jiems trūksta tiek savarankiškumo, kurį paprastai suteikia savarankiškas darbas, tiek socialinės apsaugos, kuri garantuojama įprasto įdarbinimo atveju. Be to, išsamiai aprašomas 28 ES valstybių narių politikos požiūris į šį tarpinį užimtumo statusą, taip pat padariniai politikos formuotojams, ypač atsižvelgiant į neseniai pristatytą Europos socialinių teisių ramstį.

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  • European Working Conditions Survey 2015

    ​Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the 2015 EWCS. The survey was first carried out in 1991.

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