Great reports on freelance work deserve to be recognized and remembered. One of those is the extensive 2016 study named Independent Work from the McKinsey Global Institute.
The report provides a sensitively handled taxonomy of freelancers and a comparison with other research. It makes the sober estimate that about 13% of the American job market is fully freelance (27% including side jobs), and reminds the reader that there were more independent workers in advanced economies in the past than today — up to 45% in the USA by the beginning of the 20th century. Full PDF report here.
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