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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.

 

African Arguments

January 27, 2021

African Arguments

September 17, 2020

Working Paper

May 2020

BLOG: "YOUR DRIVER IS WAITING – FOR A RAISE" BY JULIE ZOLLMANN AND OLGA MORAWCZYNSKI

Project Syndicate

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