EU Sources - Future of social protection for self-employed workers - November 30, 2018

Non-standard work and self-employment, in particular, are not recent phenomena. Social protection systems are often still designed for the archetypical full-time dependent employee. Work patterns deviating from this model can lead to gaps in social protection coverage. A new OECD report takes a closer look at existing programmes in OECD countries that provide social protection to non-standard workers. This in order to learn from the practical experiences with such approaches. The report provides seven case studies that shed light on different aspects of the social protection of non-standard workers (the self-employed, those at the border between self- and dependent employment, temporary workers, and workers on flexible or on-call contracts). At the end of the report some policy options are presented to help provide social protection for non-standard workers, and increase the income security of on-call workers and those on flexible hour contracts.

Read on: in English …   The report: in English …

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer © ETUI


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