OZR Backup mandate: Precarious employment in times of crisis. A longitudinal multi- method study.

Project Details


The Covid-19-crisis affects the (working) life of all workers. Workers in a vulnerable labour market position who are already prone to bad health and well-being effects are affected the most. This proposal adds a longitudinal component to an ongoing research line about the consequences of precarious employment for the health and well- being of workers and their families that will enable us to study the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis for workers in precarious employment on the longer run. Firstly, an update of the literature and a policy analysis of policy measures made during the crisis in
Belgium with consequences for precarious workers will be performed to understand which policies do or could support the health and well- being of precarious workers and their families in/after times of crisis because of the Covid-19-pandemic. Secondly, I will continue an important panel study on precarious employment in Belgium. Thirdly, I will analyse already-existing interviews with precarious workers
done in Belgium. About 1 year later, the interviewees will be asked to participate in a qualitative follow-up study to gather longitudinal qualitative interview data to better understand the consequences of the ongoing epidemic and its consequences on the health and well- being of precarious workers and their families on the long run.
Finally, a comparative analysis of the Belgian longitudinal data with similar data from 1 or more other countries will be performed.
Effective start/end date15/11/2114/11/23

Flemish discipline codes

  • Social policy
  • Sociology of health
  • Sociology of work
  • Health policy
  • Sociology of family


  • Precarious employment
  • logitudinal qualitative research
  • covid-19 crisis