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ICTs and the urban-rural divide: can online labour platforms bridge the gap?

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Information and communication technologies have long been predicted to spread economic opportunities to rural areas. However, the actual trend in the 21st century has been the opposite. Knowledge spillovers have fuelled urbanisation and pulled job-seekers into large cities, increasing the gap with rural areas. We argue that new assemblages of technologies and social practices, so-called ‘online labour platforms’, have recently started to counter this trend. By providing effective formal and i...

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Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6509-1703
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Journal:
Information, Communication and Society More from this journal
Volume:
25
Issue:
1
Pages:
34-54
Publication date:
2020-05-06
Acceptance date:
2020-04-16
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EISSN:
1468-4462
ISSN:
1369-118X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1100574
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pubs:1100574
Deposit date:
2020-04-17

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