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Digital labour in central and eastern Europe: evidence from the ETUI Internet and Platform Work Survey

Agnieszka Piasna (ETUI), Jan Drahokoupil (ETUI)

Publication date : 2019

Number of pages : 47

This working paper presents the results of the ETUI Internet and Platform Work Survey conducted in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Poland and Slovakia in 2018-2019. The objective is to map the extent of digital labour in central and eastern Europe (CEE) based on the analysis of two types of online sources for generating income: internet work; and its subset, platform work. The researchers did not find evidence that internet and platform work is creating a qualitatively new labour market that encroaches on traditional age and gender segmentation. Neither is it a market of ‘student jobs’. Moreover, the labour market situation of internet and platform workers was somewhat more precarious than that for employed people generally, with a higher incidence of non-standard and fragmented employment.

Collection: 2019.12
ETUI, Brussels, ISSN 1994-4446, ISSN 1994-4454 (pdf)

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