In this video Giedo Jansen discusses his recent research presented at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2018.
His research examines the differences in health and health-related behaviour among the solo self-employed and three other groups on the labour market.
He finds that while there is no significant difference in overall health, the degree of financial security is important for the health of the solo self-employed. For instance, solo self-employed individuals who are more financially vulnerable are also more likely to experience both mental and physical health problems.
Jansen, G (2018), 'Wellbeing of the (solo) self-employed and (temporary) employed' [Online Video], 26 April 2018, Available from: http://www.crse.co.uk/