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The gig economy and workers’ preferences for steady jobs

Datta, Nikhil (2019) The gig economy and workers’ preferences for steady jobs. Centrepiece, 24 (3). 2 - 5. ISSN 1362-3761

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Is the rise of gig work, freelancing, zero hours contracts and self-employment a result of people wanting such work or because they have no other choice? Nikhil Datta finds that while workers in the gig economy may like flexibility, they would prefer to have a steady job. Indeed, they would agree to earn less to improve their employment security.

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Additional Information: © 2019 Centre for Economic Performance
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 07 May 2020 13:42
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 00:15

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