assisting spouses

Definition

Assisting spouses are the spouses of people who are engaged in work usually of a self-employed or independent nature, where the spouse is an important contributor to the work but does not necessarily receive direct remuneration for it, and is often not entitled to social protection benefits.

 

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Source(s)

European Commission (1998). 100 Words for Equality: A Glossary of Terms on Equality between Women and Men.

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1042