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The Risks and Benefits of the Gig Economy for Low-Income Young Adults
This report explores critical issues the gig economy poses for a population at a pivotal moment in their lives—young adults who have gone to college but are new to the workforce and have yet to develop many experiences or connections. Our findings suggest a reality where gig work plays an important role in the financial self-sufficiency of many well-educated, low-income young adults, but offers little opportunity for career advancement.
A national effort that paved pathways to college and career success for 2,000+ youth who were out of school and work—and proved the impact of JFF’s Back on Track model.
COVID-19: Our Shared Responsibility
As the coronavirus pandemic exposes societal fault lines, JFF calls on business, education, and government leaders to look out for low-income individuals and families.