Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

Crowd work: A new form of digital employment for young on-line workers

This podcast episode explores how digitalization through “crowd working” platforms can be used as a tool to tap into the labour market potential of a young population. It features an interview with Niall O’Higgins, Senior Economist in the ILO’s Employment Analysis Unit, Employment Policy Department.

Audio | 02 June 2022
 
Many countries have a very young workforce. While this population dividend can have a positive impact on growth and development, young people often can’t find decent jobs in formal work settings. Now, there is a growing trend toward work that has gone on-line, and is staying on-line. This episode explores how digitalization through “crowd working” platforms can be used as a tool to tap into the labour market potential of a young population, facilitate the creation of new jobs, and further the development and economic growth of an increasing number of societies.

The future of work podcast series was created on behalf of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Guests

Niall O’Higgins
Senior Economist, ILO Employment Analysis Unit, Employment Policy Department