Shifting Risk and Benefit to Workers?: The Effects of Recession and Recovery on Independent Contractors in Trucking
Early Career Research Award
This project will address key policy questions regarding independent contractors (ICs) in less-skilled occupations by assessing the effects of the recent recession and recovery on over-the-road (OTR) truckers. The goal is to understand: 1) the impacts of the recession on truckers in different employment arrangements; 2) how, if at all, ICs are able to take advantage of current favorable labor market conditions; 3) if the recession and recovery have affected how truckers view their choices in the labor market, particularly whether or not to become or remain an IC.