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ESPN FLASH REPORT: SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED THROUGH “BREAD FUNDS”

As national experts in the European Social Policy Network (ESPN), Regioplan has published a short report on the rise of 'bread funds'. This report was published on the website of the European Commission.

The self-employed in the Netherlands are not covered by traditional social security schemes, and the majority of them are not insured for the risk of sickness. A ‘bread fund’ is a voluntary collective of 20 to 50 selfemployed who support each other financially in case of sickness for up to two years.  A bread fund functions similarly to an insurance, but is owned by its participants rather than an insurance company.

Knowledge areas
Arbeid
Publication date
feb '18
Authors
A. Oostveen, MSc
Publication number
16179