Recently, at the ninth issue of the “Made in China Lecture”, experts and scholars discussed the home economy. Because of the sudden outbreak of the new crown pneumonia, people started the “demand for homes” and released “cloud shopping”, “cloud education”, “cloud office”, “cloud tourism”, “cloud signing”, “cloud recruitment” and even “cloud gathering”. The series of “home consumption” forms the “home economy”.

“The home economy is actually talking about the home economy developed on the basis of the Internet. It is still very different from the traditional home economy. Before the advent of the Internet, there were also some economic activities at home, but its quantity and impact Power is very limited, not the home economy that we care about now.” Zhang Xinhong, executive member and secretary-general of the China Information Society 100, and director of the Information Society 50 Forum, said that with the Internet, they have the conditions for working and living at home, which is of modern significance. The concept of housing economy in Shanghai has just begun to appear. So we say that in a narrow sense, the so-called home economy refers to the sum of economic activities engaged in at home. In a broad sense, the home economy refers to the sum of all economic activities that must be completed by designated or formal places and institutions. It is a concept corresponding to the field economy. Then in the future, as the Internet develops more and more, and the digital economy becomes more and more mature, the scope of the home economy will continue to grow in the future.

“When a model that can work at home permanently or does not need to work on site is widely implemented, the employment of employees may not be restricted by geographical areas. For example, manufacturers in Beijing must be people living in Beijing to come. Go to work.” Zhang Xinhong said that companies may use people from the whole society and even the world to serve and work for them. On the other hand, when an employee stays at home, the employee may not only be able to serve a certain organization or a certain company in the city where he or she is located. It may be possible for the employee to serve the global owners by staying at home, which may bring benefits to the company. There is a lot of imagination, which is also a bright future development trend.

The prospects for the housing economy are far-reaching. Zhang Xinhong said that there is no reliable and credible calculation data on the scale of the housing economy, but we can look at it from the flexible employment population. At present, like other countries, the flexible employment population accounts for about 40%. China’s urban population may account for more than 10%. Ten years later, China’s share may be two to three times larger than it is now, so what may be involved is The market size of tens of trillions.