Part-time work and ‘gig’ economy are breaking down the welfare system, IMF warns — The Sydney Morning Herald

Australia’s under-employed population has grown by 650 percent over 20 years. After an International Monetary Fund analysis of the impact of gig work, the country is reconsidering its social safety net.

“The rise of part-time employment and temporary contracts challenges the current structure of social insurance system, instituted in many advanced economies in the aftermath of the Great Depression and World War II, which may be better equipped to handle [either full-time employed or unemployed people].” the IMF said.

Source: Part-time work and ‘gig’ economy are breaking down the welfare system, IMF warns

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