Special Issue "Digital Transformation and the Labour Market Inequalities"
A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 1578
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Interests: labour market; inequality; social structure; stratification
The Special Issue focuses on labour market inequalities in the age of digital transformation. New challenges in the labour market are associated with terms such as gig economy, sharing economy, collaborative economy, on-demand economy, platform economy. These terms describe a modern economy based on tasks and projects carried out on digital platforms, rather than on jobs. For several decades, there has been a systematic increase in the demand for workers in the service sector, with temporary work based on tasks and projects becoming more common.
This Special Issue contributes to the discussion on the impact of digital transformation on the labour market. The research highlights labour market challenges in the digital economy, with a particular focus on inequalities and consequences. Inequality is a central issue in contemporary debates in business and the social sciences, exemplified by Piketty's research on inequality in his landmark book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”.
A key objective of this Special Issue is to present the current state of research on the impact of the digital economy on various labour market inequalities. Digitisation contributes significantly to new challenges of labour market inequalities related to job insecurity, income irregularity, weak protection of labour rights, etc. This Special Issue focuses on examining the consequences of growing social and labour market inequalities across countries, economic sectors and organizations and companies. An important issue is also to provide strategic recommendations to mitigate these disadvantages.
However, the scope is not limited to these issues and new dimensions are encouraged. Papers with both theoretical and empirical contributions rooted in different disciplines are particularly welcome. Research methodologies may include qualitative, quantitative and mixed approaches.
Contributions have to follow one of the three categories of papers (article, conceptual paper or review) and address the topic of the Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Maria Urbaniec
Prof. Dr. Victor Fabian Climent Peredo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- labor market inequality
- precarious work
- alternative work arrangements
- non-standard forms of work
- flexible forms of employment
- industrial relations
- resilience and flexibility
- social stratification
- digital economy
- gig economy
- platform economy