Dependence and precarity in the platform economy

  title={Dependence and precarity in the platform economy},
  author={Juliet B Schor and William Attwood-Charles and Mehmet Cansoy and Isak Ladegaard and Robert Wengronowitz},
  journal={Theory and Society},
  pages={833 - 861}
The rapid growth of Uber and analogous platform companies has led to considerable scholarly interest in the phenomenon of platform labor. Scholars have taken two main approaches to explaining outcomes for platform work—precarity, which focuses on employment classification and insecure labor, and technological control via algorithms. Both predict that workers will have relatively common experiences. On the basis of 112 in-depth interviews with workers on seven platforms (Airbnb, TaskRabbit, Turo… 
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