Social Protection and New Forms of Work: Expansion of Unemployment Insurance Benefits’ Coverage in Estonia

Gaabriel Tavits


Ensuring social protection for people having lost their jobs is an important part of the social protection system. Although health insurance and pension insurance have traditionally been the most important social protection systems, then social guarantees (both passive and active measures) for the unemployed cannot be underestimated in the changed forms of employment. New forms of work necessitate attention to whether and how people working under new forms of employment, e.g. platform workers, can register as unemployed and whether short-term employment may worsen their standing compared to other unemployed. This article analyses the Estonian social protection system for the unemployed and the planned changes in connection with platform work.

ASJC: 3308, JEL: K31

Słowa kluczowe: bezrobotny, świadczenia z ubezpieczenia dla bezrobotnych, platforma zatrudnienia, usługi i świadczenia rynku pracy, unemployed, unemployment insurance benefits, platform workers, labour market services and benefits

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Pierwotną wersją czasopisma jest wersja elektroniczna publikowana w internecie.

Czasopismo zostało dofinansowane ze środków Ministerstwa Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego na podstawie umowy nr 284/WCN/2019/1 z dnia 16 lipca 2019 r. z pomocy przyznanej w ramach programu „Wsparcie dla czasopism naukowych".