In Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work, Alex Rosenblat examines the role that algorithmic technologies play in managing workers. Here are some insights from Rosenblat on the this process and the ways in which algorithms are changing the nature of work.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its first measure of electronically mediated work, which estimates 1 percent of workers use platforms--but challenges with the survey questions meant a burdensome process for researchers.
The JPMorgan Chase Institute released a new report, The Online Platform Economy in 2018, updating and expanding their work from 2016 that uses bank account records to analyze platform participation and earnings.
In Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work, Sarah Kessler provides an in-depth and personal look at the lives of gig workers. Here are some insights from Kessler on the experiences of these workers, and the future of work.