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Online labour index: Measuring the online gig economy for policy and research

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Labour markets are thought to be in the midst of a dramatic transformation, where standard employment is increasingly supplemented or substituted by temporary work mediated by online platforms. Yet the scale and scope of these changes is hard to assess, because conventional labour market statistics and economic indicators are ill-suited to measuring this “online gig work”. We present the Online Labour Index (OLI), an experimental economic indicator that approximates the conventional labour ma...

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Published
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-8666-200X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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European Research Council
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639652
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Technological Forecasting and Social Change More from this journal
Volume:
137
Pages:
241-248
Publication date:
2018-08-08
Acceptance date:
2018-07-26
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0040-1625
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pubs:894289
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uuid:c814b518-6900-4406-a1cb-4dd5cef663d3
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894289
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2018-08-06

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