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Will the gig economy prevail?

Author: Colin Crouch
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Colin Crouch takes a step back and questions the logic of the 'gig economy'. He shows how the idea of an employee - a stable status that involves a bundle of rights - has, despite many changes and threats, shown a curious persistence. It is for this individual that Crouch proposes an agenda for a realistic future of secure work"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Crouch, Colin, 1944- author.
Will the gig economy prevail?
Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018040024
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Crouch
ISBN: 1509532463 9781509532469
OCLC Number: 1076432942
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The rise of precarious work --
Ambiguities of the employment contract --
The rise, fall and persistence of standard employment --
The changing shape of precariousness --
A new approach to employment security.
Responsibility: Colin Crouch.

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