Many Uber drivers do their job because the alternatives are worse. It's an unhappy work choice faced by an increasing number of Australians.
Part six of The Anthill podcast's India Tomorrow series focuses on the concerns of young Indians.
We've the lowest unemployment rate in eight years, but little to celebrate.
India’s youths, an eighth of the world’s population, are facing a growing unemployment crisis. Australia must engage with this global demographic, for our own benefit and theirs.
Most workers are still employees, not casuals or gig workers. So what has changed to increase the insecurity of workers?
The government claims university degrees are failing businesses, but analysis of the latest graduate outcome and employer satisfaction surveys tells us the problem is with underemployment.
The economic models we used in the past haven't adjusted for the realities of today, like diminished union power and underemployment.
Big Issue sellers get social contact and dignity out of their work, but it's not a secure pathway out of poverty and homelessness. Social enterprises enable small steps; governments can do much more.
Focusing on the gender wage gap means we don't address increasing insecure work. Women face both higher unemployment and underemployment rates than men.
Too many able-bodied Paraguayans are underemployed, fuelling frustration and entrenching inequality.
The budget is full of forecasts about where the economy is going, but other indicators are often more helpful.
What happens to China's millions of university graduates.
Underemployment among young people is now at its highest in the 40 years since it has been officially counted, according to a report from the Brotherhood of St Laurence released on Monday.
Australia's labour market does a relatively good job of accommodating the preferences of the majority of workers. But that's not to say there's no-one who wouldn't prefer to work more – or less.
Neither major party seems to understand the structural causes of unemployment, or how to adapt welfare policy to meet those needs.
Was Opposition Leader Bill Shorten right about full time job losses and underemployment under the Coalition government?
There are some sage lessons from Canada on what happens when an educated young workforce can't find work.
Many hidden obstacles confront Australia's older workers, so what workplace changes can be made to maximise the benefits and reduce the problems of an ageing population?
With secure jobs hard to find, it's easier for people from higher social classes to be in temporary work.
The July employment report suggests the recent trend of lackluster gains in jobs and wages is continuing, and a rate hike should therefore be off the table for the time being.