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Document ID (ISN)110755
CIS number 10-0365
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pedersini R., Coletto D.
Title Self-employed workers: Industrial relations and working conditions
Bibliographic information European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Wyattville Road, Loughlinstown, Dublin 18, Ireland, 2010. v, 66p. Illus. 9 ref.
Internet access Self-employed_workers.pdf [in English]
Abstract This report presents an overview of the industrial relations and employment and working conditions of self-employed workers in the European Union and Norway. It presents basic trends in self-employment, highlights issues concerning the definition of self-employment and offers an overview of the national situations regarding the legal framework. The study also examines social security as a crucial aspect of the regulation of self-employment and a source of differences between employees and self-employed workers. Recent reforms in this area have often focused on increasing protection measures. Finally, the report analyses the presence and regulation of economically dependent work, as well as the collective representation of self-employed workers.
Descriptors (primary) work in isolation; conditions of work; small enterprises; industrial relations
Descriptors (secondary) Norway; European Union; role of employers' organizations; role of workers' organizations; legal aspects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Small and medium-sized enterprises