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Is freelancing the future of employment?

Freelancing is portrayed as liberating, empowering, and even glamorous, but reality is far complex

Anthony Hussenot | The Conversation 

Today, freelancers represent 35% of the United States workforce. In the European Union, the rate is 16.1%.

Both figures demonstrate the same global trend: from creative entrepreneurs to those paid by the task, freelancing is on the rise worldwide. So, too, are analyses of this phenomenon, as journalists, sociologists, human resources specialists, life coaches, even freelancers themselves try to uncover “the truth” about freelancing. That’s because of the “gig economy”, as it is sometimes called, is a Janus-faced – and relentlessly evolving – ...

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First Published: Sat, August 19 2017. 11:42 IST
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