Reshaping Work and Welfare in the Digital Age – WorkWel

WorkWel launches new approaches to “platformity” and asks the tricky questions of whether platform work disrupt the existing legal framework and, more fundamentally, whether it raises concerns in terms of social protection of its workers/providers.

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Platform work is an atypical form of work in many respects, for example, because it is usually task-based, involves several partners, is dependent on technology and uses algorithms and big data. It risks increasing situations of precariousness of the workforce and rising inequalities within society. The objective of WorkWel is to analyse how this new type of organisation of work affects the regulation of labour and social security protection, their relationship and the problems, which flow from there. The meta-research question is thus the following: How disruptive is platform work for workplace governance and social security and how does it contribute to a rethinking of the central pillars of the welfare state?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. ‘Platform work, social protection and flexicurity in Denmark’
    Jacqueson, Catherine, 1 nov. 2021, I: International Social Security Review.

  2. “I’LL CALL MY UNION”, SAID THE DRIVER – COLLECTIVE BARGAINING OF GIG WORKERS UNDER EU COMPETITION RULES
    Bergqvist, ChristianJacqueson, Catherine, Huffmann, M., Lind, Y. & Schmidt-Kessen, M. J., 2021, I: Europaraettslig Tidskrift. 2021, 2, s. 237 267 s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News: Alberto Bario appointed as a post-doc on the WorkWel project

28 october 2021
Alberto joins the project from 1.10.2021 for 3 years coming from Tilburg University where he obtained his PhD degree.
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Researchers

Internal researchers

Name Title Image
Barrio Fernandez, Alberto Postdoc Billede af Barrio Fernandez, Alberto
Jacqueson, Catherine Professor Billede af Jacqueson, Catherine

Funding

Independent Research Fund Denmark logo

Reshaping Work and Welfare in the Digital Age - WorkWel has received funding from Independent Research Fund Denmark

Project: Reshaping Work and Welfare in the Digital Age - WorkWel
(Research Project 118164)

Period: 1.1.2021 and runs at least until 30.9.2024

Contact

Catherine JacquesonPI professor
Catherine Jacqueson

South Campus,
Building: 5C.2.09
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Phone: +45 35 32 35 97
E-mail: Catherine.Jacqueson@jur.ku.dk