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Natalie Sedacca presents her research on domestic work and the gig economy at online conference

On 30 September and 1 October 2021, Natalie Sedacca participated in an online conference "A Research Agenda for the Gig-Economy and Society". The contributions to this Conference will feed into a namesake edited book that will be published by Edward Elgar in 2022. The aim of the book is to collect studies from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives to discuss potential emerging themes in researching platform work. The project is coordinated by Professor Valerio de Stefano and other researchers at Leuven Institute of Labour Law.

Natalie’s chapter addresses domestic work, a sector of the gig economy that has received relatively little attention to date but which is highly significant, particularly for women workers. It analyses how existing shortcomings in the regulation of domestic work intersect with problems common to the gig economy such as a lack of rights protections, heightened surveillance and disciplining through reviews and algorithmic management. Videos of the conference can be viewed here and Natalie’s presentation can be found in ‘PART 3'.

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