EU Sources - International comparison and case study on flex work - November 30, 2016

Flexible employment constitutes a relatively large and increasing share of the labour market in many countries. In this study with 6 country cases, the Netherland Bureau for Economic Analysis CPB analyses the extent to which the growth in flexible employment can be related to global economic trends and country-specific institutions. One of the advantages of flexible employment is that it allows firms to react more easily to demand shocks. The presence of a significant share of flexible employment does, however, present several policy questions, particularly as it may lead to segmentation and inequality in the labour market, because workers with flexible contracts generally enjoy lower job and income security.

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