While platforms market gig work as an opportunity for entrepreneurship and as a fall-back option during periods of unemployment, the current coronavirus pandemic -- and the importance of social distancing -- suggests that gig employment might not be a solution during times of national crisis. This mixed methods research project will utilize in-depth interviews and demographic surveys (conducted remotely) with up to 100 gig workers in NYC affiliated to examine how workers are experiencing the virus and how it is impacting their lives and livelihoods.
If you decide to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete a short demographic survey and participate in a one-on-one interview, which will be conducted remotely. As a token of gratitude for your time, you will be given a $25 electronic gift card incentive at the conclusion of the interview and survey.
$25 Amazon gift card
Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.
Behavioral or Social
Opinions and Perceptions
Social or Workplace Dynamics