Report on income security in crowdwork.

A new study (download the entire thing here) examines crowdwork and labor relations. There is a great demographic summary in the first section. And then the complaints begin, and those include:

  • Low pay. I’m including a chart from the study. Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 10.43.26 AM
  • Insufficient work or underemployment: 85% of Turkers want to work more than they are doing now. Here’s an interesting comment:Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 10.44.58 AM
  • Unfair treatment by requesters (blocks etc).

The study then goes on to talk about the “convenient rhetoric” of pin money and a call for more involvement and better working conditions.

 

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