Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New study highlights worker conditions in the sharing economy

A San Francisco Chronicle article highlights a new Stanford study (payment required) on conditions of workers in the sharing economy.  Key findings:

On-demand worker survey:

Key findings of a survey of 1,330 on-demand workers:

Median wage: $18 per hour

Top draw of freelancing: schedule flexibility (75%)

Top reason for leaving: not enough pay (43%)

Insurance: 8% of passenger drivers and 16% of delivery drivers lack car insurance

Demographics: Respondents heavily male (72.7%), white (57%) young (67.5% age 18-34)

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