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Work on Demand

Jeremias Prassl

in Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198797012
eISBN:
9780191859458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797012.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter explores how the gig economy works. It looks at some of the most important platforms and illustrates their central role in shaping transactions between consumers and workers. Digital ... More


Time’s Up! Shorter Hours, Public Policy, and Time Flexibility as an Antidote to Youth Unemployment

Katherine Eva Maich, Jamie K. McCallum, and Ari Grant-Sasson

in Youth, Jobs, and the Future: Problems and Prospects

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190685898
eISBN:
9780190685935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685898.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Economic Sociology

This chapter explores the relationship between hours of work and unemployment. When it comes to time spent working in the United States at present, two problems immediately come to light. First, an ... More


Introduction

Jeremias Prassl

in Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198797012
eISBN:
9780191859458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797012.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

The Introduction outlines the main topics covered in this book which looks in depth at work in the gig economy across the world: its opportunities, its problems, and its wider implications. It then ... More


Doublespeak

Jeremias Prassl

in Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198797012
eISBN:
9780191859458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797012.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter turns to linguistic matters. It explores how, despite their focus on commercial labour intermediation, platforms were originally cast in a different light, operating under the mantle of ... More


Levelling the Playing Field

Jeremias Prassl

in Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198797012
eISBN:
9780191859458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797012.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter considers the implications of the on-demand economy for consumers and markets. It shows how, for both consumers and workers, the on-demand bargain can unravel rather quickly: users ... More


Stepping Stone or Dead End? The Ambiguities of Platform-Mediated Domestic Work under Conditions of Austerity. Comparative Landscapes of Austerity and the Gig Economy: New York and Berlin

Niels van Doorn

in Working in the Context of Austerity: Challenges and Struggles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529208672
eISBN:
9781529208719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529208672.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter examines some of the ways that nationally and locally distinct conditions of neoliberal austerity shape how people come to take up work in the platform-mediated gig economies of New York ... More


Workers on tap but income drying up? The potential implications for incomes and social protection of the ‘gig economy’

Lee Gregory

in Social Policy Review 29: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2017

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447336211
eISBN:
9781447336235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336211.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explores the issues on labour market and the tax and benefit system, focusing in particular on the rise of the so-called ‘on-demand economy’ or ‘gig economy’. Encompassing the image of ... More


The Innovation Paradox

Jeremias Prassl

in Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198797012
eISBN:
9780191859458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797012.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter turns to the innovation narrative. It argues that, as far as work is concerned, gig-economy innovation is a myth. The software and hardware on which apps and platforms draw are often the ... More


Disrupting the Disruptors

Jeremias Prassl

in Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198797012
eISBN:
9780191859458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797012.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter turns to the regulation of work in the on-demand economy. To the extent that ‘disruption’ has become tech-speak for breaking the law, the time has come to ‘disrupt the disruptors’. ... More


The Intimate Work of Connection

Nancy K. Baym

in Playing to the Crowd: Musicians, Audiences, and the Intimate Work of Connection

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479896165
eISBN:
9781479815357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896165.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introduction lays out the main argument of the book, that musicians are pressured into creating personal relationships with audiences through social media in order to stay economically viable. ... More


Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

Jeremias Prassl

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198797012
eISBN:
9780191859458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797012.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

The rise of the gig economy is disrupting business models across the globe. Platforms’ digital work intermediation has had a profound impact on traditional conceptions of the employment relationship. ... More


Lost in the Crowd

Jeremias Prassl

in Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198797012
eISBN:
9780191859458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797012.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter explores the gig economy’s entrepreneurship narrative, juxtaposing platforms’ promises of autonomy, freedom, and self-determination with the sobering reality of algorithmic control. Life ... More


Emerging Career Pathways: Alternative and Independent Work Arrangements

Gary W. Carter and Jerry W. Hedge

in Career Pathways: From School to Retirement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190907785
eISBN:
9780190095475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907785.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Work arrangements are evolving rapidly throughout the world. Coupled with rapid changes in jobs and the movement to a global labor market, this is creating new career pathways. This chapter examines ... More


Work: The Growth of Low-Wage and Precarious Labor

Nicholas Freudenberg

in At What Cost: Modern Capitalism and the Future of Health

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190078621
eISBN:
9780197576144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078621.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Work gives people dignity, income, and political voice but it also puts people at risk of premature death, jeopardizes self-sufficiency, and dominates workers’ lives. How a person experiences work ... More


Work, Play, Risk

Lee Anne Fennell

in Slices and Lumps: Division and Aggregation in Law and Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650265
eISBN:
9780226650432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650432.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter 7 explores how new business models that slice time, effort, attention, and risk in unprecedented ways are changing how people work and play. The gig economy represents one manifestation of ... More


Labour market statistics

Paul Bivand

in Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447348214
eISBN:
9781447348269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348214.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The chapter begins by identifying the theoretical roots of labour market concepts, notably the Phillips Curve relating unemployment and inflation. It then presents the definitions of “employment” and ... More


Automation, work, and jobs

Ronald M. Baecker

in Computers and Society: Modern Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198827085
eISBN:
9780191917318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827085.003.0017
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction

The effect of automation on employment and jobs has engaged thoughtful computer scientists and economists since the earliest days of computing. Yet there have been concerns about the effects of ... More


Not on Holiday: Making Money and Building Dreams

Rachael A. Woldoff and Robert C. Litchfield

in Digital Nomads: In Search of Meaningful Work in the New Economy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190931780
eISBN:
9780190931810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931780.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Urban and Rural Studies

Digital nomads have come to Bali to work. Chapter 4 unpacks nomads’ sources of earned income through entrepreneurship, freelancing, and full-time employment. It also details their occupations, which ... More


Me, Myself, and iPhone: Sociomaterial Reflections on the Smartphone as Methodological Instrument in London’s Gig-Economy

Adam Badger

in Research Methods for Digital Work and Organization: Investigating Distributed, Multi-Modal, and Mobile Work

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780198860679
eISBN:
9780191892677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860679.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter explores methodological approaches to the study of gig economy work through the deployment of the researcher’s smartphone. Set within the context of a covert ethnography of a delivery ... More


Punching the Clock: Adapting to the New Future of Work

Joe Ungemah

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190061241
eISBN:
9780190061272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190061241.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Punching the Clock takes the best of psychological science to explore whether humans will effectively adapt to the gig economy and the Future of Work. Although the world of work is changing at ... More


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