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The Path to Prosperity

This new piece of research by IPSE and Sherpa sheds light on the financial welfare of the self-employed and the measures to ensure that self-employment is a sustainable, fulfilling and financially rewarding way of life.

The Way to Wellbeing

This report offers a new way of looking at self-employed wellbeing based on overall life satisfaction. It considers self-employed people’s overall life satisfaction, based on their subjective assessments of various aspects of their lives – including jobs, income, health, family life and leisure.

The risks and rewards of independence

With more and more people following their dreams and going freelance, IPSE conducted a survey among freelancers to explore the risks and rewards associated with the operation of their businesses.

To Be or Not To Be a Freelancer: Job Satisfaction and Wellbeing

Shedding light on the link between independent working and work/life satisfaction, IPSE conducted a survey among freelancers to explore the subjective psychological dimensions of freelancing and how this might be contributing to the growth of the sector.