Good jobs, bad jobs in the gig economy

The authors make the points that the gig economy offers both good and bad jobs and opens new opportunities - but also exploits workers; although contingent workers are a small percentage of the overall workforce, the gig economy has important implications for the future of employment; social safety-net benefits - minimum wage and health, retirement and unemployment insurance - need to be available for gig economy workers.


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Good jobs, bad jobs in the gig economy
Kalleberg, A. and Dunn, M. (2016), 'Good jobs, bad jobs in the gig economy,' Perspectives on Work 20, pp. 10-14.


  • Research publication
  • United States
  • Yes
  • no specific sector focus
  • autonomy and control, income
  • English
  • Perspectives on work (Publisher)
  • Qualitative research
  • 2016
  • Open access
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