Overview of new forms of employment 2018 update

Across Europe, new forms of employment are emerging that differ significantly from traditional employment. Some of these forms of employment transform the relationship between employer and employee while others change work organisation and work patterns. They often involve locations other than the usual employer’s premises, and or extensive use of information and communications technology. This report identifies nine forms of employment that are either new or have become increasingly important in Europe since the year 2000. All of the nine forms discussed are aimed at increasing flexibility for employers and/or employees. Some may benefit employers and employees equally, but in a few cases there are concerns regarding their impact on working conditions and the labour market. The report highlights the need for awareness of potential problems and of safety nets for workers.


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Overview of new forms of employment 2018 update
Eurofound (2018), Overview of new forms of employment 2018 update, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.


  • Research publication
  • EU28
  • Yes
  • no specific sector focus
  • work organisation, employment status, social protection
  • English
  • Eurofound (Research institute)
  • Qualitative research
  • 2018
  • Open access
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