gig economy

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17:56 Nov 29, 2019
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English term or phrase: gig economy
Definition from Cambridge Dictionary:
A way of working that is based on people having temporary jobs or doing separate pieces of work, each paid separately, rather than working for an employer.

Example sentence(s):
  • Gig economy workers were 50 per cent more likely to report feelings of helplessness, and almost 40 per cent more likely to report feelings of little control. If anything, then, gig economy workers were more likely to report powerlessness than other working respondents. The Conversation
  • It also found that ‘liquid’ workers, such as gig economy workers and the self-employed, face greater barriers to financial inclusion compared to traditional workers. They are less likely to hold financial products and are almost twice as likely (28%) to be turned down for financial products due to their employment history than traditional employees (15%). FinExtra
  • What would happen if low-wage workers came together to cut out the middleman and build their own platforms? This isn’t just a thought experiment. Worker-owned apps are already providing real alternatives to dismal working conditions in the global gig economy. Vice
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5 +1零工经济
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零工经济


Definition from MBA智库百科:
什么是零工经济
  零工经济指的是由工作量不多的自由职业者构成的经济领域,利用互联网和移动技术快速匹配供需方,主要包括群体工作和经应用程序接洽的按需工作两种方式。

  美国学者黛安娜·马尔卡希在《零工经济》一书中这样描述零工经济时代的工作方式:用时间短、灵活的工作形式,取代传统的朝九晚五工作形式,包括咨询顾问、承接协定、兼职工作、临时工作、自由职业、个体经营、副业,以及通过自由职业平台找到的短工。

“零工经济”与“打零工”的区别[1]
  零工经济的劳动者与过去所熟知的个体户打零工的根本区别是,他们依赖互联网技术的信息分发和流程组织。在经济学家的语境中,零工经济是一种新型雇佣关系,平台将替代企业,成为用工的主要连接体。

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  • 从近年来兴起的滴滴快车、外卖平台,到最近比较火热的无人机飞手、共享单车“潮汐工”……这个被业界称为“零工经济”的新现象实实在在带给普通劳动者更多就业的可能性。 - 新华网(经济日报)  
  • 对于很多苦于上班拥堵的路程、单调而乏味的工作,并希望能够获得更多自由的人来说,零工经济无疑是转换生活和工作方式的一种选择。 - 钛媒体  
  • 这种工作形式被许多企业家与媒体看成是“工作的未来”,因为零工经济看上去似乎“一举三得”。 - 虎嗅网  
Frank Feng
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