The ‘Gig Economy’ Benefits Some More Than Others, Research Shows

The Boston Globe – July 3, 2017

The ‘‘gig economy,’’ popularized by the likes of Lyft, Airbnb, and TaskRabbit, has for years been promoted as an effective way for Americans to make money on their own terms. But new data show that the majority of workers — 85 percent of them — make less than $500 a month, on average, with such services.

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