Research by the University of Hertfordshire and Ipsos MORI, in association with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and UNI-Europa, is investigating the size of the ‘gig economy’ in Europe. In Sweden, the research was co-sponsored by Unionen.
Following a successful trial of the methodology in the UK, the survey has now been carried out in Sweden. An online survey of 2,146 Swedish adults aged 16-65, was carried out between February 26th and March 7th, and found that 12% are working in the so-called ‘sharing economy’ for platforms such as Upwork, Uber or Skjutsgruppen, equivalent to around 737,000 people. Twice as many people (24%) used such sites in the hope of finding work – equivalent to almost a quarter of the working age population.
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