|Author (Person)||Pichault, François, Semenza, Renata|
|Content Type||Textbook | Monograph|
This book aims at explaining the variance in legal status, working conditions, social protection and collective representation of self-employed professionals across Europe.
In recent decades, due to unprecedented technological advancements, Europe has seen a move towards on-demand service economies. This has allowed the growth of self-employed professionals who are able to satisfy an increasing demand for flexible and high-skilled work. This book explores the need for reform of regulations in Europe, studying the variance in legal status, working conditions, social protection and collective representation of self-employed professionals. It provides insights into ways that policy could address these important challenges.
Presenting the results of a wide-reaching European survey, this book highlights key issues being faced across Europe: the implementation of universal social protection schemes; active labour market policies to support sustainable self-employment and the renewal of social dialogue through bottom-up organisations to extend the collective representation of self-employed professionals. With its theoretically-informed, empirical and interdisciplinary comparative analysis, this book identifies and explains key strategies to resolve these challenges.
Foreword | David Marsden
1. Introduction: self-employed professionals in a comparative perspective | François Pichault and Renata Semenza
Afterword: conditions for a new social dialogue in Europe | Bernard Gazier
|Subject Categories||Employment and Social Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Working Conditions|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|