Dossier on collaborative economy (I): Platform economies and collaborative business, coordinated by Joan Torrent-SellensISSUE 14 (NOVEMBER 2020)
SOCIAL CHALLENGES

Employment and Working Conditions on the Microtasks Platforms

Abstract

In this article, we present a brief survey of employment via microtasks platforms. The main issues we review are the following: the economic rationale of these platforms; the estimation of the level of this type of employment; and the profile and working conditions of these workers. We close the article with a discussion of social challenges in this new type of employment.

microtasks;  crowdsourcing;  atypical employment;  gig economy;  platforms;