The True Diversity of Self-Employment

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The True Diversity of Self-Employment has been produced by the CRSE in conjunction with the Institute for Employment Studies. The research found that there are nine distinct segments which make up the UK’s solo self-employed population, defined by their economic wellbeing, independence and security.

The research shows that the majority of the solo self-employed workforce can be characterised by high levels of independence, security and job satisfaction. At the same time, the report sheds light on the scale of the public policy challenges arising from false self-employment and the exploitation of vulnerable workers – in particular by detailing the composition of the segments where these issues are most likely to be prevalent.

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Centre for Research on Self-Employment
The Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) is the leading international think tank working to improve the understanding of the self-employment sector and its impact on the economy. We deliver leading edge, robust and multidisciplinary research in collaboration with academics from around the world who are at the forefront of self-employment studies.

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