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French Equivalent: Travailleurs pour leur propre compte – BIT

Own-account workers are those workers who, working on their own account or with one or more partners, hold the type of job defined as a self- employed job, and have not engaged on a continuous basis any employees to work for them during the reference period.

It should be noted that during the reference period the members of this group may have engaged employees, provided that this is on a non-continuous basis. The partners may or may not be members of the same family or household.

Source Publication:
International Labour Organization (ILO) Resolutions Concerning International Classification of Status in Employment Adopted by the 15th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, January 1993, para. 10.

Cross References:
Own-account workers – SNA


Version Indicator: ILO

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, March 10, 2003