Freelancing is hardly the glamorous, coffee-fueled industry shown on TV. In OECD countries, most gig workers are in the service sector.
With life expectancy stalling and austerity partly to blame, the UK must rethink its approach to retirement.
Prior to industrialisation in the 19th century, most people worked multiple jobs to piece together a living.
Not only did trade union membership peak in the 1970s – so did their way of doing things.
An independent review of modern working practices looks destined to change very little for people stuck working in the gig economy.
Today's manifestations of the gig economy are tilted in favour of too few beneficiaries, and are not built to last.
A study shows the reality of gig worker experiences is far more nuanced than enjoying flexible work or being exploited.
With no guarantee of work or pay, is the stress of flexible work contracts affecting the health of workers?
The business models of the gig economy often stand in the way of implementing minimum wages or conditions.
A universal basic income would enable people to embrace the gig economy and give them greater leverage in the jobs they choose.
A decline in union membership has left a void to be filled by a more chaotic movement - alt-unionism.
When it comes to gig workers, research says it's better to work with others and in the same place everytime.
Gig workers need to be aware of their contract terms and band together in order to maintain their working rights and pay.
The ABS' labour force survey is more than 50 years old. We need a new way of measuring employment for a new modes of work.
While some forms of co-living seek to match modern lifestyles and a desire to downsize, other profit-driven models simply exploit a lack of affordable housing alternatives.
The roll out of the NDIS means disability service providers and the people they employ are exposed to more market forces and this could result in protection for workers.
The Deliveroo strike shows even gig workers can find ways to push back if they feel they are being underpaid.
Workers in the gig economy have to deal with labour insecurity but they also take on more risk by using their own money to buy the tools they need to work.
A Productivity Commission report on digital disruption argues that government's should stop creating barriers to innovation but it fails to provide solutions on privacy and ownership of data.
Why are populist candidates all the rage this year in the race for the White House? Recent research from Harvard and BU links it to the market economy and a similar trend in Europe.