ABSTRACT. This paper draws on previous relevant findings (e.g., Graham, Hjorth, and Lehdonvirta, 2017; Ravenelle, 2017; Sargeant, 2017). Using data from OECD, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, FRED, Pew Research Center, and BloombergView, we performed analyses and made estimates regarding change in self-employment as share of total employment, self-employment rate by level of education, the proportion of gig platform workers who use online job/task platforms, workers by category in the freelance economy, and breakdown of services provided by gig workers, and clarify that numerous sharing economy services may provide workers a manner to oppose declining wages and workplace volatility.
JEL codes: L14; L86

Keywords: sharing economy; gig platform worker; self-employment; labor market

How to cite: Nica, Elvira (2018). “Gig-based Working Arrangements: Business Patterns, Labor-Management Practices, and Regulations,” Economics, Management, and Financial Markets 13(1): 100–105.

Received 17 November 2017 • Received in revised form 18 December 2017
Accepted 19 December 2017 • Available online 8 January 2018


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