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Distancing bonus or downscaling loss? The changing livelihood of US online workers in times of COVID-19

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We draw on data from the Online Labour Index and interviews with freelancers in the United States securing work on online platforms, to illuminate effects of the COVID‐19 pandemic. The pandemic's global economic upheaval is shuttering shops and offices. Those able to do so are now working remotely from their homes. They join workers who have always been working remotely: freelancers who earn some or all of their income from projects secured via online labour platforms. Data allow us to sketch...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/tesg.12455

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Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6509-1703
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European Commission
Grant:
639652
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie More from this journal
Volume:
111
Issue:
3
Pages:
561-573
Publication date:
2020-06-28
Acceptance date:
2020-05-16
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EISSN:
1467-9663
ISSN:
0040-747X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1106040
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pubs:1106040
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2020-05-22

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