‘How can we tackle the deficit of work faced by dependent self-employed workers? This topic is timely, complex and under review by policy-makers, academics and researchers in the EU, OECD and ILO. The book sheds light on the phenomenon and policies in 35 European countries. In addition, the study supports evidence-based discussions and policy-making on this employment model.'
– Päivi Kantanen, Ministerial adviser, Senior representative of Finland in UDW Platform
‘Williams and Horodnic’s incisive analysis of the growing phenomenon “dependent self-employment” helps to cast light on the murky and poorly understood nature of contemporary employment relationships. This theoretically informed and empirically based account of Europe-wide self-employment tackles prevailing stereotypes. The result is a balanced and lucid assessment that develops theory, contributes empirical evidence and offers positive policy options that advance the goal of decent work.'
– Monder Ram OBE, Aston University, UK
‘A comprehensive read on dependent self-employment, this book – perhaps for the first time – positions a politico-economic lens to a sociological theme, traditionally ignored as “casual work”.’
– Anjula Gurtoo, Indian Institute of Science, India