Data Analysis

In-depth, incisive and topical analysis of the big questions about how digital technologies are transforming work, drawing on the latest data.

Data Commentaries

In-depth analysis of the latest data showing how digital technologies are changing work.

Recent Commentaries:

Measuring Labour Regulation: Worker protections around the world

6 December 2023

This Data Commentary explains how the updated Centre for Business Research Labour Regulation Index provides a measure of the strength of worker protections in law in over 100 countries.

Studying digital work: Combining UK social survey data with O*Net

9 November 2023

This Data Commentary examines how combining datasets can help researchers advance understanding of the effects of digital work.

Digit Blogs

What can the data tell us about the pressing questions around digital technologies and work?

Recent Blogs:

Will digitalisation of work worsen caste inequalities in India?

22 April 2024

Sudipa Sarkar and colleagues discuss their research into the possible impact of technological change on existing caste inequalities in India.

The dark side of social media influencer work

25 March 2024

Michael Beverland discusses his research into how social media influencers monetise their lifestyles.

Digit Policy Briefs

Our research aims to inform current debates and effective policymaking on the future of work.

Recent Policy Briefs:

The economic effects of changes in labour laws: new evidence for the UK

Simon Deakin and Kamelia Pourkermani (April 2024), Digit Policy Brief

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

Digit Survey Findings

Pulse surveys provide a snapshot of data on key questions facing policymakers, practitioners and worker organisations.

Recent Surveys:

Flexible working and the pressure to stay connected

5 October 2023

This snapshot of flexible working in practice highlights a number of issues as official guidance is updated to support the implementation of flexible working policies.