MDB Insight – ICE Gig Economy – Environmental Scan/Literature Review
27 May 2022
Is the gig economy really efficient? Do gig economy workers make a decent living? What does the gig economy mean for a community? As per The Future of Work: The Rise of the Gig Economy,2 the gig economy is made up of three main components: the independent workers paid by the gig (i.e., a task or a project) as opposed to those workers who receive a salary or hourly wage. [...] The 2017 Rise of the Gig EconomyThe Future of Work paper,3 published by the Future of Work Initiative and American Action Forum provides the strongest definition of the gig economy and can be adapted as part of our work. [...] Online platforms are central to the definition The Gig Economy: Current Issues, the Debate, and the New Avenues of Research15 paper identifies that in contrast to the traditional definition of gig economy that used to denote short-term contracts and freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs, the onset of platform economy redefines the very concept of the gig economy. [...] However, it’s been difficult to confirm specific trends, partly because of the varying definitions of gig work In a report by the University of California Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education,38 three dimensions were identified to help analyze work in the gig economy based on the conflation of varying evidence and examples of gig work Distinguish between the two main categories of. [...] This includes mentions of the gig economy and a proposal that the government would introduce legislation to improve the clarity of the employment status test, reflecting the reality of modern working relationships In February 2021, the U.