Casual work: characteristics and implications

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Author: Biletta, Isabella


Casual work, both intermittent and on-call, contributes to labour market flexibility and is therefore increasingly used across Europe. In some countries, practices go beyond the use of casual employment contracts to include other types of contracts and forms of self-employment. While it offers some advantages for both employers and workers, it is often discussed by policymakers at EU and national levels due to the observed negative consequences it has for some workers. Impacts include economic insecurity and unpredictability of working time, which in turn affect workers' health, well...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Policy; Equity; Labour market

Keywords: Casual employment; Employees; Self employment; Employment security; European Union; Employment policy

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2019

Physical description: iii, 39 p. (report) + [2] p. (executive summary)

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ISBN: 9789289719933 (Print); 9789289719926 (PDF)

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 140.304

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