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The Gig Economy: A Critical Introduction

The Gig Economy: A Critical Introduction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Woodcock, Jamie
By Graham, Mark

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All of a sudden, everybody's talking about the gig economy. From taxi drivers to pizza deliverers to the unemployed, we are all aware of the huge changes that it's driving in our lives as workers, consumers and citizens. This is the first comprehensive overview of this highly top...ical subject. Drawing upon years of research, stories from gig workers, and a review of the key trends and debates, Jamie Woodcock and Mark Graham shed light on how the gig economy came to be, how it works and what it's like to work in it. They show that, although it has facilitated innovatory new services and created jobs for millions, it is not without cost. It allows businesses and governments to generate value while passing on significant risk and responsibility onto the workers that make it possible. This is not, however, an argument for turning the clock back. Instead, the authors outline four strategies that can produce a fairer gig economy that works for everyone. Woodcock & Graham's critical introduction will be essential reading for students, scholars and general readers interested in the massive shifts that characterise our modern digital economy.
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ISBN 9781509536368
Released AU 29 Nov 2019
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781509536368
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Polity Press
Released 29 Nov 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Woodcock, Jamie
By Graham, Mark
Category Labour Economics
Political Economy
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 139mm
Height: 214mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 331.25729
Weight 260g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Independent contractors, Temporary employment, Precarious employment
NBS Text Economics: Professional & General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly