In-work poverty: An image of the working poor in the Netherlands

Sonja Bekker, Marion Evers, Mijke Houwerzijl, Nuna Zekic

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This is a summary of the Dutch national report on in-work-poverty. It is the result of an examination of the phenomenon of in-work poverty in the Netherlands in relation to four specific vulnerable and underrepresented groups of workers (VUP Groups) identified within the ‘Working, Yet Poor’ (WorkYP) project: low or un-skilled standard employees; solo or bogus self-employed; fixed-term, temporary agency and involuntary part-time workers; and casual and platform workers. The purpose of the report is to analyze the regulatory structures affecting the working conditions for the VUP
Groups and to assess different aspects of regulations that can have a direct and indirect impact on the situation of in-work poverty for such workers. The report also discusses data on poverty risks in relation to various individual and household variables of the four groups, and analyzes the legal framework.
This executive summary highlights the main findings.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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