Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The Role of Informal Work in Supplementing Americans’ Income

Data from the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking indicate that, over the course of a month, more than one-quarter of adults engage in some informal work outside of a … Continue reading

Tuesday, 2 February 2021 · Leave a comment

Shrinking “Salariat” and Growing “Precariat”? Estimating Informal and Non-standard Employment in Malaysia

Using administrative data, the estimated share of informal employment (i.e. workers without social protection) is found to be four times the share of informal sector workers (i.e. workers working with … Continue reading

Sunday, 27 September 2020 · Leave a comment

What Do Platforms Do? Understanding the Gig Economy

The rapid growth of the platform economy has provoked scholarly discussion of its consequences for the nature of work and employment. We identify four major themes in the literature on … Continue reading

Saturday, 2 May 2020 · Leave a comment

Not Just Participation: The Rise of the Eco‐Precariat in the Green Economy

Despite recent attention to “frontier” green economies and the governance of emerging ecosystem services, the specific division of labour in these economies has been little studied. As many such initiatives … Continue reading

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 · Leave a comment