Code and Data for: "Is New Platform Work Different from Other Freelancing?"
- Garin, Andrew (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
- Jackson, Emilie (Stanford University)
- Koustas, Dmitri (University of Chicago. Harris School of Public Policy)
- McPherson, Carl (University of California-Berkeley)
AbstractThe rise of freelance work in the online platform economy (OPE) has received considerable media and policy attention in recent years, but freelance work is by no means a new phenomenon. In this paper, we draw on I.R.S. tax records to identify instances when workers begin doing online platform work versus other freelance/independent contractor “gig” work for firms. We find gig work occurs around major reductions in outside income, and document usage over the lifecycle. Our results provide suggestive evidence on motivations for entering into each type of work.
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Garin, Andrew, Emilie Jackson, Dmitri K. Koustas, and Carl McPherson. “Is New Platform Work Different from Other Freelancing?” AEA Papers and Proceedings 110 (May 1, 2020): 157–61. https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20201039.
- ID: 10.1257/pandp.20201039 (DOI)
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