Transformations of work in the era of the gig economy: towards a new paradigm of worker autonomy or exploitation?

Thomas Montgomery, Simone Baglioni

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Abstract

This chapter explains a thematic analysis of findings from interview data collected as part of an international project investigating the gig economy and the role of social partners in this new world of work. The dualisation of the labour market means that a section of the workforce benefits from standard forms of employment with their connected rights and benefits, while another section suffers from the lack of rights and benefits that come with non-standard forms of employment, is a well-known characteristic of post-modern societies. The dualisation of the labour market created by the gig economy was also a consequence of what has been defined by our interviewees as a ‘race to the bottom’ in terms of pay and that there was always a fresh supply of younger workers who could be introduced to this ‘new’ world of work with the low pay and insecurity that accompanied it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of the Gig Economy
EditorsImmanuel Ness
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Chapter18
Pages261-275
Number of pages15
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781003161875
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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