UK Authors’ Earnings and Contracts 2018: A Survey of 50,000 Writers

Kretschmer, M. , Gavaldon, A. A., Miettinen, J. and Singh, S. (2019) UK Authors’ Earnings and Contracts 2018: A Survey of 50,000 Writers. Documentation. CREATe, Glasgow. (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.2649059).

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CREATe has released a study of UK Authors’ Earnings and Contracts based on a large scale survey of 50,000 authors conducted in 2018. The survey was funded as independent research by the UK Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS), and is a re-run of a survey first conducted in 2006 (also led by Kretschmer), and repeated in 2014 (by Gibson, Johnson & Dimita out of Queen Mary, University of London). This series of surveys offers one of the first opportunities to assess robustly the effects of digital changes on the labour market and working conditions of a specific professional sector.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Documentation)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kretschmer, Professor Martin and Singh, Dr Sukhpreet and Miettinen, Jaakko
Authors: Kretschmer, M., Gavaldon, A. A., Miettinen, J., and Singh, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Martin Kretschmer
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the author

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