ARE NEW JOBS GOOD JOBS?
Tufts University PhD Project
To what extent are platform companies creating good work for Kenyans? What does good work mean in a context of low employment?
This project answers some fundamental questions about what platforms mean for workers—especially young workers—and engages stakeholders around thinking through those implications. It focuses on Nairobi, a city where platforms are already beginning to reconfigure labor markets. The project looks at the labor market experiences, expectations, and aspirations of youth working in four sectors impacted by platforms: transportation, work for hire, retail, and digital task outsourcing. It takes a deep dive into measuring dimensions of quality of work—including wages—for platform workers in a single sector, transportation, where the platform labor market is more extensive and mature.
January 30, 2023
January 27, 2021
September 17, 2020
BLOG: "YOUR DRIVER IS WAITING – FOR A RAISE" BY JULIE ZOLLMANN AND OLGA MORAWCZYNSKI
September 3, 2019
BLOG: "UBER AND TAXIFY IN AFRICA: GOOD WORK OR A RACE TO THE BOTTOM?" BY JULIE ZOLLMANN AND AMOLO NG'WENO
Center for Global Development
November 6, 2018