Gig economy

Alternate Term Label:
Gig work
Independent workers
On demand work
Platform economy
Peer-to-peer economy
Platform work
NARROWER TERMS:
Briefing paper

South Australian creative industries: a census snapshot

This document aims to give some statistical context to the recent focus by the South Australian government on growing the creative industries.
Report

Supporting culture in the digital age

Prepared between November 2019 and March 2020, this report explores how the digital age has changed the cultural value chain and draws on existing literature and insights, as well as a range of actors from across the cultural ecosystem.
Report

Race inequality in the workforce

In the midst of political, social, demographic and technological changes taking place in the UK, the world of work is rapidly evolving. This report reveals persistent issues around the relationships between employment, ethnicity and mental health, and underlines that there are enduring inequalities in the...
Book

Can good work solve the productivity puzzle?

These collected essays by the Carnegie UK Trust and RSA set out how a focus on good work can be encouraged to improve wellbeing by boosting good jobs and helping solve the UK’s long-standing productivity puzzle. The collection brings together new research, opinion and analysis...
Draft report

Employment, labour markets and income

This draft report outlines three options for improving income security in New Zealand.
Report

The liquidity trap: financial experience and inclusion in the liquid workforce

This report outlines how ‘liquid’ workers, such as gig economy workers and the self-employed, face greater barriers to financial inclusion compared to traditional workers. The report sets out a policy agenda to boost the financial security and inclusion of the liquid workforce.
Report

Measuring the "gig" economy: challenges and options

There is concern among policymakers about the effect of gig work on the financial stability of gig workers. This paper provides a New Zealand-specific typology for identifying gig work, and discusses conceptual and practical issues related to measuring it.
Report

Opportunities in change: responding to the future of work

The nature of work in Australia is rapidly changing as technology drives innovation. This report provides a snapshot of today’s Australian labour market, the forces that are shaping it, and the blind-spots that need to be addressed if we are to succeed in a competitive...
Book

Towards a fairer gig economy

This publication contains a collection of articles examining the social and economic problems associated with the ‘gig economy’.
Working paper

The welfare effects of peer entry in the accommodation market: the case of Airbnb

Since its founding in 2008, Airbnb has grown to list more rooms than any hotel group in the world. This paper examines the determinants and effects of peer production in the market for short-term accommodation, where Airbnb is the main peer-to-peer platform and hotels are...