New to the research library is a video of María Isabel de Andrés discussing her recent research presented at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2018.

Her research aims to identify and characterise new forms of underemployed self-employment that emerge in parallel with the development of the gig sector and digital economy.

She finds that precarious self-employment is closely associated with the emergence of the gig economy, and that there are some types of self-employment that are more likely to be precarious (e.g. dependent and necessity self-employed).

De Andrés, M (2018), 'The Emergence of a New Form of Dependent (and precariat) Work: the Underemployed Self-Employed' [Online Video], 27 April 2018, Available from:

View the video below or in the research library.