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What is a gig economy?

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A 2016 survey of freelancers in six countries found that those who freelance by choice– 70% of respondents– were happier than people in traditional jobs, specifically when it came to things like independence and flexibility in terms of where and when they work. So what does it take to be a successful freelancer? Explore the benefits and drawbacks of the gig economy.

In a study of 740 million uber trips, researchers found that when they accounted for costs incurred by drivers, their average earnings dropped from $22/hour to $___ /hour.

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Meet The Creators

  • AIM Creative Studios Producer Christoph Sarow, Tiago Ribeiro, Marta dos Santos
  • Director AIM Creative Studios
  • Script Writer George Zaidan
  • Narrator George Zaidan
  • Storyboard Artist Christoph Sarow
  • Animator Christoph Sarow, André Cunha, Patrícia Guimarães, Rúben Dantas
  • Illustrator Christoph Sarow
  • Music André Aires
  • Sound Designer André Aires
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Alexandra Zubak
  • Associate Producer Sazia Afrin
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer George Zaidan
  • Expert Consultant Paul Oyer, Tatiana López Ayala
  • Special Thanks Anna Bruce-Lockhart, World Economic Forum

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