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The gig economy and workers' preferences for steady jobs

Nikhil Datta

CentrePiece - The magazine for economic performance from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: atypical work; self-employment; willingness-to-pay; experiment; labour supply preferences (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J22 J24 J32 J81 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-11-01
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