‘Being your own boss’. More and more Dutch people are undertaking these endeavors. To collect information regarding the sustainable employability and working conditions of self-employed persons, TNO and CBS developed the ZEA. After the pilot in 2012, the ZEA is published biennial since 2015. We have recently published the latest ZEA.
The amount of self-employed without employees is increasing in the Netherlands. At the moment, there are more than 1 million self-employed without employees in the Netherlands. This group is interesting, not only because of their large numbers, but also because they contribute to the flexibility of the labour market because they seem to be less affected by burnout symptoms and continue working even after their retirement age. Furthermore, self-employed without employees are less likely to build a pension at all and most of them are not insured for disabilities.
The ZEA questionnaire encompasses the following themes:
|Click here to download the latest ZEA REPORT (Dutch)||DOWNLOAD|
In 2019, the ZEA (Netherlands Survey of the Self-Employed) was administrated for the fourth time. Over 20.000 freelancers and independent contractors were approached of which over 5.500 took the time to fill in the survey.
Click here for the ZEA survey (in Dutch).
Over the coming years, we will continue to perform statistical analyses to provide more insights into specific groups and subjects.
Dr. W.E. (Wendela) Hooftman
Programma-manager Monitoring van Arbeid
T: 088 866 52 53
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