The approach adopted by
MISSCEO, as regards the coverage of self-employed persons, is to include
references to self-employed persons and civil servants in the Comparative
Tables if they are included under a general scheme for the economically
active population. This means schemes that are based on the performance of
economic activity and not on any distinction between employees and
self-employed persons. Schemes based on economic activity can be identified
when the benefits received by self-employed persons and employees are the
same. There may be differences between the rates of financial contributions
made by these parties or the conditions applied.
schemes for self-employed persons, where the amount of benefit paid differ
from that of employees are not included in the MISSCEO comparative tables.
In view of the varying structures of the protection systems, a
representation in the form of "Comparative Tables" characteristically
utilised by MISSCEO quickly came up against certain limits: Table XIII would
become far and away the most extensive of all tables, which had less to do
with the wealth of information than with the layout of the table itself.
Instead, MISSCEO has produced the short description of the social protection
of the self-employed in this annex to the tables.