Workers in the Global Gig Economy
“Gigs” – short-term contracts mediated by digital platform businesses – are increasing, and have the potential to transform the future of work in Canada and globally. This project assesses the state of knowledge about Canadian workers in the gig economy. The final report highlights research findings and knowledge gaps around workers’ experiences of the gig economy and suggests frameworks for approaching gig worker vulnerabilities.
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Denise Gastaldo, PhD
Associate Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Director, Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research
Co-Director, Global Migration and Health Initiative
Uttam Bajwa, PhD
Research Associate, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Fellow, The Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study
of Business Enterprise
Fellow, Global Migration and Health Initiative
Erica Di Ruggiero, PhD
Director, Office of Global Public Health Education and Training
Director, Collaborative Specialization in Global Health
Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Lilian Knorr, PhD
Ethnographer, Royal Bank of Canada
Sunil Johal, Policy Director at Mowat Centre
Ellen MacEachen, Associate Professor at University of Waterloo
Elizabeth Mulholland, CEO of Prosper Canada
Debbie Laliberte Rudman, Professor at Western University
Special thanks to: Alia Januwalia, Adam Zendel, Marium Jamil
This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The research was also supported with in-kind contributions from the University of Toronto Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
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Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Bajwa, U., Knorr, L., Di Ruggiero, E., Gastaldo, D., & Zendel, A. (2018). Towards an understanding of workers’ experiences in the global gig economy. Toronto. Retrieved from: https://www.glomhi.org/gigs