The gig economy: research and policy implications of regional, economic, and demographic trends

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Author: Holtz-Eakin, Douglas; Gitis, Ben; Rinehart, Will


Over the past few years, policymakers in the US have grappled with the policy implications of the so-called 'gig economy'. This paper adds to the small but growing literature by examining regional, economic, and demographic trends in the gig economy and its workers. The paper is presented in two sections. Firstly, the authors examine how trends in the entire gig economy workforce - that is, all people in alternative work arrangements - vary by region, industry, and occupation. They also aim to better document the economic lives of gig economy workers with information such as work history...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Demographics; Industry; Economics; Outcomes; Technology

Keywords: Employment pattern; Regional; Occupation; Online system; Trend

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative and American Action Forum, 2017

Physical description: 24 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 128.613

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