In Research Theme 4, we are exploring how the disconnected attempt to reconnect, through public employment services, new types of self-employment and platform work. Research in this theme is also analysing workers’ responses to building new forms of voice and representation in an international context.
Key areas of investigation are:
- Can technology empower the unemployed to find work or does it marginalise further?
- What role can intermediary bodies play within this new digital landscape?
- How do workers navigate new forms of employment with regards to representing their own interests and workers’ rights?