Precarious working conditions and health of crowdworkers? A mixed methods analysis of an online survey and qualitative interviews.

Project Details

Financing body

AK Wien


The increasing use of cloud computing facilitates the digitalisation of work and its platform-based outsourcing to an undefined amount of external workers. The effects on working conditions and the health of workers play an important role, but remain largely unexplored. The aim of the project is to empirically analyse precarious and health-endangering tendencies of virtual crowdworking, where work is done or uploaded directly in the interface of the platforms. Low-skilled work (microtasks) will be treated in the quantitative-qualitative mixed methods approach as well as demanding knowledge work (macrotasks). It will become clear to what extent the spread of online platform work contributes to health risks and precarisation in the world of work from the perspective of the employed.
Effective start/end date1/11/2131/03/24

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Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (OEFOS)

  • 504
  • 303012 Health sciences
  • 504007 Empirical social research
  • 502001 Labour market policy