Self-employment as Precarious Work: A European Perspective Cover Image

Sebezaměstnání jako prekarizovaná práce
Self-employment as Precarious Work: A European Perspective

Author(s): Martin Spurný
Subject(s): Labor relations, Economic development, Book-Review, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Výzkumný ústav práce a sociálních věcí
Keywords: Review; Self-employment; Precarious Work; European Perspective;

Summary/Abstract: Review of the publication Conen, Wieteke et al.: Self-employment as Precarious Work: A European Perspective. Cornwall: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, 273 stran, ISBN 978-17-8811-502-5 This peer-reviewed publication presents a number of studies from various European countries (focusing particularly on the richer countries of Northern, Central and Southern Europe). The studies convincingly demonstrate the changes that have occurred with respect to self-employment over the last few decades. The structural changes that have impacted European economies have led to a decrease in employment in the manufacturing sector and the expansion of the service sector accompanied by dramatic changes in terms of technological advancement. The research results illustrate that these economic changes are closely related to the increasing proportion of disadvantageous work performed in the self-employment sector.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 34-34
  • Page Count: 1
  • Language: Czech