Rethinking legal taxonomies for the gig economy

Both tax law and employment law incentivize engagers of labour to structure their workforce as a crowd of self-employed micro-entrepreneurs. Recent technological change and the rise of the gig economy have made it easier for agents to respond to these incentives, contributing to an increase in self-employment. In this article, we review the evidence on the rise of the gig economy in the UK and lay out a set of key principles to guide the reform of tax and employment law to better enable policy to meet its underlying objectives.

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Rethinking legal taxonomies for the gig economy
Adams, A., Freedman, J. and Prassl, J. (2018), 'Rethinking legal taxonomies for the gig economy', Oxford Review of Economic Policy 34(3), pp. 1-21.

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  • United Kingdom
  • 2018
  • Research publication
  • challenges, employment status, legal issues
  • English
  • Oxford Review of Economic Policy (Publisher)
  • Qualitative research
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