Workers increasingly struggle with combining work and other responsibilities. Self-employment might be a strategy to achieve greater autonomy and work-life balance in comparison to wage employment. However, autonomy is not always able to offset responsibilities and insecurities that come with self-employment.
This PhD dissertation shows that different types of self-employed have different work-life balance experiences. It explains how these experiences are influenced by work and business characteristics and shaped by the institutional, economic and cultural context.
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