The impact of COVID-19 on the gig economy : short- and long-term concerns / by Sung-Hee Jeon and Yuri Ostrovsky.: CS45-28/1-2020-19E-PDF

"A recent study (Jeon et al. 2019) revealed several important aspects of the gig economy in Canada. The study found that gig workers (GW)—self-employed freelancers, on-demand online workers and day labourers—represented about 8%-10% of all Canadian workers in 2016, and were about equally split between those who did gig work to supplement their wage employment and those who did not earn any wages or salaries and therefore relied primarily on their gig earnings. The gig earnings of the majority of GWs did not exceed five thousand dollars per year. Yet, for more than a quarter of GWs, their gig earnings represented all their annual earnings and more than 89% of their total annual income"--Page [1].

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada.
Title The impact of COVID-19 on the gig economy : short- and long-term concerns / by Sung-Hee Jeon and Yuri Ostrovsky.
Series title StatCan COVID-19 : data to insights for a better Canada
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Les répercussions de la COVID-19 sur l'économie à la demande : préoccupations à court et à long termes.
Cover title.
Issued also in HTML format.
"Release date: May 20, 2020."
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information [Ottawa] : Statistics Canada = Statistique Canada, 2020.
Author / Contributor Jeon, Sung-Hee, author.
Description 1 online resource (5 unnumbered pages) : graphs.
Catalogue number
  • CS45-28/1-2020-19E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number 45280001
Subject terms COVID-19 (Disease) -- Economic aspects -- Canada -- Statistics.
Informal sector (Economics) -- Canada -- Statistics.
Labor market -- Canada -- Statistics.
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