Why the gig economy doesn’t work for Gens Z and Y
28 Jun 2021
Why the gig economy doesn’t work for Gens Z and Y

The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the precarious nature of gig-based work, especially for Gen Zers and Yers. With young people facing dim career prospects amid an economic downturn, how can businesses within the gig economy evolve to acknowledge their reconfigured needs and values?

Dr. Winifred R. Poster

Dr. Winifred R. Poster is a lecturer in international affairs at Washington University, St. Louis. Her interests include digital globalization, feminist labor theory, and technologies of activism. She’s been following high-tech firms from the US to the Global South, globally situating the political economy of labor.

Daniel Arubayi

Daniel Arubayi is a researcher at the Fairwork Project. He is currently a final-year doctoral student at the University of Manchester. He has previously contributed to and is part of the International Network for Transport and Accessibility in Low-Income Communities (INTALInC), which examines the mobility needs of vulnerable urban populations in the Global South.

Andres Zambrano Bravo

Andres Zambrano Bravo is a Berlin-based freelance journalist who loves to ask why. He loves puzzles and seeks answers to social phenomena and trends, helping researchers, companies, and artists to also find their voice along the way. When not annoying people with questions, you can find him spinning records in one of Berlin’s smoky venues.