- Aditi Surie
The Indian Uber driver, Indian Express (2016)
Updated: Oct 1, 2020
... discussion on the sharing economy in India since the debate between freelancer and micro-entrepreneur is misplaced. The Indian context is one of fringe social welfare, little work security where work and life are defined less by a European post-industrial logic of jobs and career and more by the realities of Indian urban vulnerabilities. Most workers in urban India already have multiple jobs without formal standing in labour laws, multiple employers through heavily sub-contracted work. Social and work securities are borne by them personally, crafted through strategies that maintain income and balance the high costs of urban health-care, education and nutritional security.
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