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Event 1 Dec:Digit Debates - Skills for the Planetary Labour Market–Indian Workers in the Platform...

... Economy

With 560 million internet users, India is the second largest digital market in the world. People between 20 and 39 years of age represent just over half of the country’s internet users. This means that workers located in India may overcome some of the constraints of their local labour markets by using digital labour platforms to take part in a planetary labour market. So, for many of these young internet users, digital labour platforms provide an essential income and much needed opportunity to improve their livelihoods.

In this Digit Debates talk, Sana Ojanperä discusses her research, using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, which sheds light on how Indian cloudworkers perceive and expand their skills portfolios in relation to their platform work, and unveils how governmental, private and third-sector skills training approaches need to be adapted to meet their needs.

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