Non-standard forms of employment: Recent trends and future prospects - Executive summary

The main focus of this paper is the growth of non-standard employment over the last decade. It finds that, apart from part-time work, there has not been an increase in non-standard employment during this time. However, both temporary contracts and self-employment grew, quite strongly in some Member States. The most relevant of possible future developments of non-standard work, whatever their contractual form, are related to digitalisation. The cost efficiency of work mediated by digital platforms implies that potential exchanges of low economic value relative to the transaction cost, which previously were not economically viable, are becoming so. Read more in the report.

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