This report offers a new way of looking at self-employed wellbeing based on overall life satisfaction.
It considers self-employed people’s overall life satisfaction, based on their subjective assessments of various aspects of their lives – including jobs, income, health, family life and leisure. The result is a view of self-employed wellbeing that does not just cover one facet of life, but offers a new, holistic perspective. Using this approach, the report finds striking differences both between employees and the self-employed and also between different self-employed groups.
Organised around the various life domains that affect overall life satisfaction, the report sets out comprehensive and targeted recommendations. They are to improve policy and business practice and help enhance the wellbeing of different self-employed groups.
Its key policy recommendations to improve self-employed wellbeing include: