Netherlands - Freelancers earn 48% less than employees - August 31, 2019

Statistics Netherlands reports that freelancers and other workers with a flexible employment relationship earn 48% less per hour than employees with a permanent contract. This difference is largely explained by background characteristics. Flex workers are on average younger and less educated. If these characteristics are taken into account, the difference between the two groups is only 7%.

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