Digital labour and development: impacts of global digital labour platforms and the gig economy on worker livelihoods

@inproceedings{Graham2017DigitalLA,
  title={Digital labour and development: impacts of global digital labour platforms and the gig economy on worker livelihoods},
  author={Mark Graham and Isis Hjorth and Vili Lehdonvirta},
  booktitle={Transfer},
  year={2017}
}
As ever more policy-makers, governments and organisations turn to the gig economy and digital labour as an economic development strategy to bring jobs to places that need them, it becomes important to understand better how this might influence the livelihoods of workers. Drawing on a multi-year study with digital workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South-east Asia, this article highlights four key concerns for workers: bargaining power, economic inclusion, intermediated value chains, and… CONTINUE READING

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