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Ruth Castel-Branco

The Future of Work in the Digital Age

by Ruth Castel-Branco, Sarah Cook, Hannah Dawson and Edward Webster

It is widely claimed that the rise of digital labor platforms is reshaping the future of work. While some praise the “platform economy” - both online web-based platform work (“crowd work”) performed remotely and location-based platform work carried out in a specified area - for its promise of freedom and flexibility, research shows that the platform economy is deepening the casualization of labor and shifting risks such as occupational...

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December 2021

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