By Martin Gøttske
India is home to the largest number of ‘Internet labour’ according to a report from the Oxford Internet Institute. The group finds that 24 per cent of those working in the so-called ‘gig economy’ by freelancing online are based in India; 16 per cent are based in Bangladesh and 12 per cent in the USA.
It has been noted in Indian media that the rising popularity of the gig economy in the country’s IT industries is giving both workers and employers flexibility. For younger workers, it is seen as a chance for a better work-life balance while employers get a much more flexible workforce that can be scaled up and down as required.
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