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gig economy


increased prevalence of short term contracts and on-demand freelance work in the labour market that creates a growing sense of precariousness in the market

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This economic stress is further enhanced by the lack of social rights and financial regulation. What seems to be a creative forefront can in fact become a new digital proletariat. In this gig economy, as it is called in the United States, self-employed 3D printworkers hop from one commission to another. There is a serious risk of a new class of modern-day journeymen emerging.

Term reference

Stacey, N., Ellwood, P., Bradbrook, S., Foresight on new and emerging occupational safety and health risks associated with information and communication technologies and work location by 2025 – Final Report, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), Bilbao, 18.1.2018, p. 6, [9.10.2018]


  • Български: икономика на работата по заявка
  • Čeština: zakázková ekonomika
  • Dansk: gig økonomi
  • Deutsch: Gig Economy
  • Ελληνικά: οικονομία της περιστασιακής απασχόλησης
  • English: gig economy
  • Español: economía de los pequeños encargos
  • Eesti: juhutöömajandus
  • Suomi: keikkatalous
  • Français: économie des petits boulots
  • Hrvatski: ekonomija honorarnih poslova
  • Magyar: giggazdaság
  • Íslenska: hark hagkerfið
  • Italiano: gig economy
  • Lietuvių: gig ekonomika
  • Latviešu: reižudarba ekonomika
  • Malti: ekonomija gig
  • Nederlands: kluseconomie
  • Norsk: oppdragsøkonomi
  • Polski: gospodarka platformowa
  • Português: economia gig (economomia de serviços pontuais)
  • Română: economie la cerere
  • Slovenčina: gig economy
  • Slovenščina: ekonomija priložnostnih del
  • Svenska: gigekonomi