Contingent Employment in the Netherlands
In the last decade the Dutch labour market has demonstrated an admirable capacity to generate jobs. Consequently, the unemployment rate has significantly decreased. However, the newly generated jobs are a-typical in the sense that they are not full-time jobs based on open-ended contracts. Instead, the job growth has relied on the growth of part-time and contingent jobs. While the creation of part-time jobs seems to be employee-driven, contingent employment, in contrast, seems to be driven by motives of employers to gain numerical flexibility. Data from the Netherlands show that, with the exception of student workers, contingent work is predominantly involuntary. This paper analyses the growth of contingent employment in the Netherlands.
|Keywords||'temps', contingent employment, flexibility, labour market policies, temporary work agencies|
|Publisher||Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)|
Pot, F., Koene, B.A.S., & Paauwe, J.. (2001). Contingent Employment in the Netherlands (No. ERS-2001-04-ORG). Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/69