The emergence of digital labor platforms has broadened market work opportunities although certain segments of the population, such as women and those belonging to the younger generation may be naturally drawn to platform or online work. This has important implications on skill formation and human capital development, especially in countries where online work is mostly found at the lower end of the value chain. In addition, this may result in the widening gaps in terms of social protection coverage and may cause social protection schemes to become unsustainable. This paper aims to investigate these issues in the context of making online work a sustainable form of work.
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