The gig economy and contingent work: An occupational health assessment

The gig economy describes forms of contingent work arrange-ments that require digital platforms, representing an evolution in contingent work, both in moving up the educational scale and in increased visibility. It has engaged many workers who are highly educated and might previously have been in traditional employer–employee relationships, and appears to increase their vulnerability to wage theft, independent contractor misclassification, job insecurity, and lack of occupational health protections. As occupational health physicians, our need to develop, evaluate, and implement interventions to address the needs of workers in non-traditional employment relationships is growing.

Tran, M. and Sokas, R. (2017), 'The gig economy and contingent work: An occupational health assessment', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 59(4).


  • Research publication
  • United States
  • Yes
  • no specific sector focus
  • health and safety
  • English
  • Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Publisher)
  • Qualitative research
  • 2017
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