Why we need a gig economy that works for everyone

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anthony Beilin, CEO, Collective Benefits For many, the gig economy is not a helpful side hustle but a vital source of income. In the United States, 26% of independent workers say they take on this additional work to […]

Should you go freelance? Here’s what you need to know about the gig economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editorial Lead, World Economic Forum, Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Beside a pool. In a log cabin. In your pyjamas. Working wherever and whenever you like can seem like a very attractive option. And businesses […]

Men make 48% more than women in the gig economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content The gender pay gap is far worse for women who freelance than for those in full-time employment, a US study shows. Men working in the gig economy charge an average of 48% […]

How to build a fairer gig economy in 4 steps

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Graham, Professor of Internet Geography, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford You’ve probably heard at least two things about the gig economy.   First, that it’s big. In 2019, roughly one-in-10 workers in the UK earns a living […]