Digital labour platforms and the future of work: towards decent work in the online world

The emergence of online digital labour platforms has been one of the major transformations in the world of work over the past decade. This report focuses on web-based platforms, wherein tasks can be outsourced by businesses and other clients through an open call to a large, flexible workforce ('crowd'), which is geographically dispersed around the world. The report provides one of the first comparative studies of working conditions on five major microtask platforms that operate globally. It is based on an ILO survey covering 3,500 workers living in 75 countries around the world and other quali... Show more

Authors: Berg, Janine; Furrer, Marianne; Harmon, Ellie; Rani, Uma ... [+] Show more

Published: Geneva, Switzerland, International Labour Office, 2018

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: xx, 134 p.

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