The impact of COVID-19 on the gig economy: short- and long-term concerns

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Author: Jeon, Sung-Hee; Ostrovsky, Yuri


This study looks at some of the challenges in tracking the gig economy in real time and profiles the approximately 1.7 million Canadians who worked in the gig economy prior to the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the short-term concerns, the study looks at how the gig economy may evolve in the aftermath of the pandemic based on earlier data trends.

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Subjects: Employment; Statistics; Economics; Outcomes

Keywords: Gig economy; Economic conditions; Employment pattern; Trend; Data analysis; Measurement; Financial aspects

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Ottawa, Ontario: Statistics Canada, 2020

Physical description: [5] p.

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Also called: The impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 on the gig economy: short- and long-term concerns

Related items: TD/TNC 139.208

A related paper, 'Measuring the gig economy in Canada using administrative data', is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 139.208.

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 140.235

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