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Southern perspectives on global changes. Navigate through all our work and explore the research and policy analysis on the interplay between technological change and labor markets in the emerging world.

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Future of Work in the Global South: Digital Labor, New Opportunities and Challenges

September 2021

Diego Alonso Aguilar   Roxana Barrantes, Aileen Aguero, Onkokame Mothobi, Tharaka Amarasinghe

This new document with partner studies the barriers to digital labor market participation, characterizing digital workers and focusing on gender and social inequalities in the Global South.

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Digital platforms: a qualitative approach to the labor conditions in Peru


September 2021

  Joaquín González

This paper presents the results of the qualitative study that aimed to describe and analyze the main features that drivers’ working conditions acquired as a result of their participation in digital platforms in Peru.

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Body Temperature and Key Strokes: Covid-19 and changing systems of worker monitoring in India. Early Insights from a Live-tracker

September 2021

Urvashi Aneja   Harsh Ghildiyal, Joanne D’Cunha

This new paper examines the challenges and risks related to the use of digital technologies to test and monitor worker health and productivity in India.

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Work in Latin America: in search of a revolution that leaves no one on the sidelines


September 2021

  Ramiro Albrieu, Megan Ballesty

Building that future for Latin America forces us to look at technological, educational, and labor challenges from a perspective that incorporates the context of the region.

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Gender Differences in
Automation Risk in
Developing Country
Labor Markets

September 2021

  Janneke Pieters, Ana Kujundzic

This paper studies to what extent jobs done by women are more at risk of automation than jobs done by men, using recently collected data for urban labor markets in 13 low-and-middle-income countries.

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