Internet Survey on Teleworkers, Solo Self-employed Workers, Multiple Job Holders and the Unemployed, in the Age of COVID-19 and AI – From RIETI's "Internet Survey on New Work Styles in the Age of Covid19 and AI"

Author Name TSURU Kotaro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / KAWAKAMI Atsushi (Toyo University) / KUME Koichi (Toyo University)
Creation Date/NO. June 2022 22-P-014
Research Project Employment and Educational Reform in the AI era
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With the rapid development of new technologies including ICT and AI and the data economy, employment system and work style have undergone major changes triggered by the unprecedented environmental change of the COVID-19 crisis. In particular, telework, solo self-employment, and multiple job holders are attracting attention as new work styles made possible by new technologies. At the same time, these work styles are causing various labor issues. In order to respond to such changes, we need to have a more fundamental and broader perspective on new work styles and labor markets, however, existing studies on telework, solo self-employment, and multiple job holders have been conducted independently, despite the interdependence of these work styles. This paper introduces preliminary results of a comprehensive web survey conducted by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) to understand the actual conditions and issues of working styles: teleworking, solo self-employment, multiple job holding, and unemployment.