Low-paid workforce doubles

The number of low-paid workers in the Netherlands has more than doubled to 1.250,000 according to international labour market research quoted in Friday’s Trouw.

Some 18% of the Dutch population now earns less than €10 per hour, researchers from Amsterdam University say. One reason is the number of students who work and the popularity of part-time jobs.
The researchers looked at France, Germany, Britain, Denmark and The Netherlands. The proportion of low-paid workers was only higher in Germany, Trouw says.

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