USC Price School of Public Policy

Price Center for Social Innovation investigates the gig economy

February 2, 2018

KCET-TV published a story produced in partnership with the USC Price School’s Center for Social Innovation and its Neighborhood Data for Social Change on the number of Angelenos living paycheck to paycheck and the rise of the gig economy. According to the data, the majority of Los Angeles residents are forced to live paycheck to paycheck due to household expenses. The data also shows that South Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles and the Northern San Fernando Valley, which have higher concentrations of workers earning less than $3,333 a month, have fewer workers with college degrees and are more diverse than areas with higher concentrations of workers earning more than $3,333.