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Arindrajit Dube research cited in article on Walmart’s plan to increase gig labor

Arindrajit Dube, economics, is co-author of a study that found crowdsourced workers who were able to choose their tasks and hours received wages worth about 20 percent of the value of their work while employers were compensated at between 20 percent and 80 percent of the value of the work. Dube and his colleagues also suggest that wages for people in the gig economy are likely to fall over time. (The Atlantic, 4/4/18)