The decades long trend of the majority of Dutch people in their thirties earning more than their parents, has changed, according to a study by Tilburg University and the Ministry of Social Affairs. The majority of th current generation of 35-year-olds actually earns less than their parents. This is especially true for people in the lowest income group, RTL Z reports.
The minister of Social Affairs, Lodewijk Asscher (PvdA), wants there to be an end to unfair part time worker deals. He is concerned about the state of the labour market, and how some people will freelance for "a long time, against their will", NOS Extra reports.
The number of workers with flexible working times, including freelancers or temps, will increase rapidly in the coming years. According to research from TNO, last year one in four workers were part time workers. This number will increase in 2020 to amount to possible one third of the total work force.