Precarious and atypical work

Authors: Andrea Broughton, Martha Green, Catherine Rickard, Sam Swift, Institute for Employment Studies (IES) Werner Eichhorst, Verena Tobsch, IZA – Institute for the Study of Labor Iga Magda, Piotr Lewandowski, Roma Keister, Institute for Structural Research (IBS) Dovile Jonaviciene, Public Policy and Management Institute (PPMI) Nuria Elena Ramos Martìn, University of Amsterdam Daphné Valsamis, IDEA Consult Frank TROS, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS)

Publisher: European Parliament
Date: 2016

The study was prepared at request of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee examines precarious employment, its patterns, trends and policy strategies in Europe. It explores the risk of precariousness of different types of contract, using information from EU data analysis and literature review, as well as case studies. It finds that there are a range and degrees of risks of precariousness associated with all types of contract, based on key indicators of precariousness.


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