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The Gig Economy and Contingent Work: An Occupational Health Assessment

Tran, Molly MD, MPH, MA; Sokas, Rosemary K. MD, MOH, MS

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: April 2017 - Volume 59 - Issue 4 - p e63–e66
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000977

Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, State University of New York-Downstate School of Public Health, New York

Department of Human Science, Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies, Washington, DC.

Statement of Clinical Significance: This paper introduces practitioners to the occupational health issues associated with work in the gig economy—that is, contingent work conducted on technology-based platforms—and the relevant legislation regarding these workers. This is an occupational sector with a growing reach and is and underserved occupational population.

There are no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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