Mind the gap: When getting-a-ride becomes an app behavior in China

This transformation takes place because of ride-hailing platforms running on smartphones. Didi (a.k.a. Didi Chuxing) emerges as the winner from a dozen of competing apps that all together are responsible for changing “getting a ride” from an on-street activity into a phone activity.

Julie Yujie Chen

Roundtable: The future of work in the developing world

The twin forces of technological change and globalization are reshaping the global economy in multiple and important ways. Nowhere are their effects more pronounced than in labor markets. Considerable attention is now being devoted to analyzing and anticipating changing patterns of employment and wages in advanced economies. Thus far, less focus has been given to understanding the implications for emerging economies.

Brookings Blum Roundtable

Going digital: The future of work for women

Women and men have just as much to gain and fear from new digital technologies. Women
may benefit from increased flexibility in work but the unscrupulous use of new atypical work arrangements may also reduce job quality