Measuring the gig economy in Canada using administrative data / Sung-Hee Jeon, Huju Liu and Yuri Ostrovsky.: CS11-0019/437E-PDF

"This study identifies gig workers based on characteristics of their work arrangements and how these are reported in tax data. It introduces a definition of gig work specific to the way work arrangements are reported in the Canadian tax system and estimates the size of the gig economy in Canada using administrative data. The share of gig workers among all workers rose from 5.5% in 2005 to 8.2% in 2016. Some of this increase coincided with the introduction and proliferation of online platforms. The analysis highlights gender differences in the trends and characteristics of gig workers. By linking administrative data to 2016 Census microdata, this study also examines educational and occupational differences in the prevalence of gig workers"--Abstract, page 5.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada. Analytical Studies Branch.
Title Measuring the gig economy in Canada using administrative data / Sung-Hee Jeon, Huju Liu and Yuri Ostrovsky.
Series title Analytical Studies Branch research paper series, 1205-9153 ; no. 437
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Mesurer l’économie à la demande au Canada au moyen des données administratives.
"11F0019M No. 437."
"Release date: December 16, 2019."
Issued also in HTML format.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-29).
Publishing information [Ottawa] : Statistics Canada = Statistique Canada, 2019.
Author / Contributor Jeon, Sung-Hee, author.
Description 1 online resource (29 pages) : illustrations.
ISBN 9780660335254
Catalogue number
  • CS11-0019/437E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number 11F0019M
Subject terms Temporary employees -- Canada -- Statistics.
Self-employed -- Canada -- Statistics.
Independent contractors -- Canada -- Statistics.
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