While the Europe 2020 strategy actively promotes entrepreneurial self-employment as a means to create good jobs, policy makers at national and EU level are actively looking at better social protection for self-employed workers. Understanding this paradox requires looking beyond the ‘self-employed’ label and acknowledging it as an umbrella term covering a widely differing group of […]
Mathijn Wilkens is a research officer at Eurofound. He joined in 2015 and works on projects about job quality and its effects on health and well-being, often using the European Working Conditions Survey. He was previously a researcher in the Netherlands focussing on labour, income and social policy.