Employment status

8 Март 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 (188)
  • Ongoing work (1)

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

Does employment status matter for job quality?

Publication 22 Ноември 2018

Annual review of working life 2017

Publication 22 Октомври 2018

Social insecurities and resilience

Publication 9 Октомври 2018

Women in management: Underrepresented and overstretched?

Publication 2 Октомври 2018

Portugal: latest working life developments Q2 2018

Article 19 Септември 2018

LABOR.A conference - Future of work

Event 13 Септември 2018

France: latest working life developments Q2 2018

Article 10 Септември 2018

Ongoing work

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