This is Part 2 in a two-part series on a new study of on-demand workers. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here .
Gig workers are overall pretty happy with their form of work, according to new research. Intuit and Emergent Research recently released findings from their two-year study of 6,247 on-demand workers, which looked at their reasons for pursuing gig work and their level of satisfaction. I interviewed Steve King, a partner at Emergent Research, to get more insight into the research findings.
Spend Matters: Intuit and Emergent Research began this study back in 2015. Did the researchers have any particular hypotheses going in?
Steve King: Our main research hypothesis was that on-demand platforms and talent marketplaces created highly flexible, low-friction work opportunities that would appeal to those looking for part-time and/or supplemental work but were constrained by their schedules or other obligations.
Our secondary hypothesis was people are using these platforms and marketplaces to help them create multiple streams of income. We’ve long observed that a growing number of Americans are supplementing traditional full and part-time jobs with other income sources. We’ve also observed that more people are cobbling together multiple part-time sources of […]