Associate Professor, Sociology, McMaster University
My research examines contemporary and emerging challenges to the employment and health of North American workers. As a coinvestigator on the Canadian Work, Stress and Health Study—a national panel survey of Canadian labour force participants funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research—my current research examines how regional economic and job conditions combine to influence Canadians’ transitions from wagework into self-employment.
The gig economy is quickly becoming a central part of Canadian life. The jobs arent just limited to Uber and Skip the Dishes. Grocery stores, laundries and more are banking on a new workforce that will accept jobs on a...