Precarious Employment in Europe: Patterns, Trends and Policy Strategies

Broughton A, Green M, Rickard C, Swift S, Eichhorst W, Tobsch V, Magda I, Lewandowski P, Keister R, Jonaviciene D, Ramos Martin N E, Valsamis D, Tros F |   | European Parliament | Jul 2016

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This study 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 a literature review, as well as case studies of eight EU Member States. 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.

A separate annex contains the results of the eight country cases studies for Denmark, France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The case studies review precarious employment in each country, and examine three types of employment that were deemed to be at a relatively high risk of precariousness.