Willing to pay for security: Gig workers, freelancers, and the self-employed want steady jobs (VOX)

Is the rise of ‘atypical’ work arrangements – such as self-employment, freelancing, gig work and zero-hour contracts – a result of workers wanting such jobs or because they have no other choice? This column reports evidence from the UK and the US that while atypical workers may like flexibility, they would prefer a steady job. Indeed, workers would agree to earn less in order to increase their employment security.

https://voxeu.org/article/willingness-pay-job-security

Nikhil Datta

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