This grant is co-funded with the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
In the United States, the number of individuals relying on on-demand gig work as their main source of income is dramatically increasing. However, previous research shows that gig work depresses wages, and is precarious and unprotected work. Doctoral student in sociology Jaylexia Clark will investigate how racial and gendered occupational segregation shape labor participation in the on-demand gig economy. She will analyze data from the American Community Survey and U.S. Census data for her study.