download flexibility@work 2015.

The 2015 edition of Flexibility@ work focuses on self employment. This study shows that a higher self-employment rate was not conducive to grow out of the Great Recession. The study also reveals that the self-employed are either pushed or pulled into working for themselves. Frequently, the pull self-employed are job-makers and their number is more likely to increase when unemployment is low. Push self-employment is more likely to occur due to lack of alternatives when unemployment is high. With the Great Recession hitting self-employed earnings especially hard, it comes as no surprise that self-employment earnings were down more than 20% since the onset of recession.

This study will provide you with more insights on:

  • the impact of the Great Recession, 2008-2014
  • analysis of the probability of being self-employed – the UK, US and Europe
  • happiness, well-being and job satisfaction of the self-employed
  • liquidity constraints and financing of SMEs and Entrepreneurs
  • self-employment incomes