Our ESRC-funded research aims to increase understanding of how digital technologies are changing work and the implications for employers, workers, job seekers and governments.

Latest news

New event date: Digital transformations of work and employment in the professions

10 November 2023

Early career and post graduate researchers with a focus on digital change in professional work are invited to submit an abstract for the event, which will now take place on 24 January 2024.

Digit collaborates with SASE on Early Career Workshop and mini-conferences

7 November 2023

The Digital Futures at Work Research Centre will co-host an Early Career Workshop at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics’ 2024 Annual Conference. Digit members will also host three mini-conferences during the event.

Five new projects supported in Digit’s fourth round of Innovation Funding

2 November 2023

Five projects have been awarded funding in the fourth round of the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre’s Innovation Fund.

Latest Publications

Better outcomes for everyone? The UK’s fragmented digital ecosystem of work and welfare

Jacqueline O’Reilly and Rachel Verdin (November 2023), Digit Policy Brief

Delivering flexible working in practice: an agile approach

Emma Russell (October 2023), Digit Policy Brief

Marx, Keynes and the future of working time

David A Spencer (2023), Cambridge Journal of Economics

Technology and remuneration of working time: a study on paid and unpaid working time in platform work

Mariana Fernández Massi and Julieta Longo (2023), Cambridge Journal of Economics

Forthcoming events

7 December 2023

Professor Simon Deakin and colleagues present some of the trends and patterns revealed by the updated CBR Labour Regulation Index.

Latest Blogs

Deliveroo judgment shows how gig economy platforms and courts are eroding workers’ rights

4 December 2023

Steve Rolf and Jacqueline O’Reilly say gig economy workers are less protected as more companies create benefits packages for self-employed workers. Originally published in The Conversation.

Encouraging technology adoption requires human capital investments, not just subsidies

26 October 2023

Aniket Baksy asks whether differing levels of investment in human resources underly differences in digital technology adoption between “digital superstars” and other firms.

Unpaid work and the case of open source labour

23 August 2023

How can a study of the unpaid labour involved in the development of open source software and code deepen our understanding of unpaid work in today's economy?

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