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The Socioeconomic Situation of Long-Term Flexitime Employees


Publication number: 2013-09
Authors: A. Heyma, S. van der Werff
Commissioned by: Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
Published by: SEO Economic Research
ISBN: 978-90-6733-692-5

The flexible workforce is growing. Employees in temporary and flexitime jobs now tend to remain there longer and have become less likely to move on to permanent jobs. As a result, the proportion of employees remaining in the flexible workforce for long periods – more than three years – is also increasing. For most of these employees this is not a problem in socioeconomic terms: their household incomes are barely lower than those of permanent employees, and flexitime employees and their employers invest at least as much in post-initial training.

The study used Statistics Netherlands’ Social Statistics Database, which contains registered data on jobs, income from employment, social security benefits and self-employment. The information relates to all jobs in the Netherlands from 2006 to 2010, including jobs that began before 2006. It is linked to information on self-employment, other employment (e.g. freelancers without employment contracts) and benefit periods in the 2006-2010 period.


Category: 2013, Siemen van der Werff, Arjan Heyma, Labour & Education