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Self-Employed Contractors in Australia: Incidence and Characteristics

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  • Matthew Waite

    (Productivity Commission)

  • Lou Will

    (Productivity Commission)

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    This paper presents an analysis of self-employed contracting in Australia. The analysis covers all self-employed contractors, including dependent and independent contractors. The paper finds that self- employed contractors have become more common in Australia over the past 20 years. In August 1998, 10 per cent of employed persons, or 844 000 individuals, worked as self-employed contractors.

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    Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Labor and Demography with number 0110004.

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    Length: 78 pages
    Date of creation: 18 Oct 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0110004

    Note: Type of Document - Word 97; prepared on IBM PC; to print on HP; pages: 78 ; figures: included
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    Keywords: contractors - contracting - self-employed - labour force - forms of employment - dependent contractors - independent contractors;

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