In Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work, Alex Rosenblat examines the role that algorithmic technologies play in managing workers. Here are some insights from Rosenblat on the this process and the ways in which algorithms are changing the nature of work.
In a new working paper, Lawrence Katz and Alan Krueger examine the measurement of trends in work arrangements over recent years, including a revisit of their 2015 replication of the Contingent Worker Supplement.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its first measure of electronically mediated work, which estimates 1 percent of workers use platforms--but challenges with the survey questions meant a burdensome process for researchers.
The JPMorgan Chase Institute released a new report, The Online Platform Economy in 2018, updating and expanding their work from 2016 that uses bank account records to analyze platform participation and earnings.
In Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work, Sarah Kessler provides an in-depth and personal look at the lives of gig workers. Here are some insights from Kessler on the experiences of these workers, and the future of work.
Alastair Fitzpayne, Shelly Steward and Ethan Pollack
Yesterday’s release of the 2017 Contingent Worker Supplement (CWS) provides the first government numbers on contingent and alternative work arrangements in thirteen years. Here are our five top takeaways from these new numbers.
Tomorrow’s release of the 2017 Contingent Worker Supplement (CWS) will provide the first government estimate of contingent and alternative work in 13 years. Here are nine things to keep in mind about what the new numbers can and cannot tell us.
The Future of Work Initiative and Cornell University's ILR School are excited to launch the Gig Economy Data Hub, an online resource devoted to increasing understanding of the gig economy and its workers.
Better understanding of the size and composition of the gig economy and independent workforce is needed in order to identify policies that can enhance financial security for American workers in a changing economy.
We are excited to announce that the Future of Work Initiative is partnering with Cornell University’s ILR School to develop the Gig Economy Data Hub, an online resource devoted to increasing our understanding of the gig economy.