Informations and abstract
The paper analyses the position of non-standard workers in the Netherlands. Attention is paid, in particular, to the different types of workers, the model of social protection in the Netherlands, ceilings and exclusions, benefits, integration with employment services, the non profit sector, complementary forms of welfare. The Author stresses, as a conclusion, that the Dutch social security system tries to cover all risks and also to be applicable for non standard workers. However, this is more working for those with a continuous position on the labour market. Persons with a very instable working pattern will not qualify for social insurance benefits for employees and remain dependent on social assistance. This reflects their marginal position on the labour market. A long standing benefit after a very marginal period of work would probably hardly be understood by other employees.