Job rules and the nature of work are changing in what’s called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We examine what future manufacturing jobs will be like in the digital era.download Open
Our survey evidence aligns well with anecdotal evidence of large pandemic-induced demand increases at some firms, with contemporaneous evidence on gross business formation, and with a sharp pandemic-induced rise in equity return dispersion across firms. After developing the evidence, we consider implications of our evidence for the economic outlook and for policy responses to the pandemic.download Open
Fairwork Germany aims to shed light on the working conditions of platform workers and make practical suggestions for improving them. The analysis we present in this report is founded upon five core principles of fair platform work: Fair Pay, Fair Conditions, Fair Contracts, Fair Management, and Fair Representation.download Open
by Amanda Russo
To help individuals and companies build trust and preserve the fundamental values of blockchain technology, the World Economic Forum’s Global Blockchain Council developed the “Presidio Principles: Foundational Values for a Decentralized Future.” Co-designed at the World Economic Forum’s offices in the Presidio of San Francisco, sixteen principles aim to protect users and preserve the values of the technology so that all can benefit.download Open
In FemLab.co's new blog, Usha Raman criticizes that while women sanitation workers are praised as "Covid Warriors", little is done to protect them. Could the smartphones help as "an instrument of security, care and supportive connection?"
As courts all over the world are holding Uber accountable on charges of infringements of workers' rights, Bama Athreya provides insights into the larger issue of a fundamental conflict between gig companies' business model and the rule of law.
What are the working and living conditions and attitudes of data workers who are doing human-computer hybrid value-added data processing tasks needed for building datasets to train AI systems? Kai-Hsin Hung, Ph.D student at the HEC Montréal, teamed up with…
The Gig is about the women and men who work in the so-called 'gig economy' worldwide. They find work through online platforms, and will tell us why we all need to be concerned about the real future of work.
Across many sectors, businesses are suspending operations to stay afloat and weather the storm. Tech firms on the other hand are seeing a rise in their market values. Tech companies were already dominating markets, and this pandemic could contribute to…