Maria’s PhD research explores the decent work implications of work organized through digital labour platforms in the domestic care sector in Australia. Within a recent proliferation of platform work across a number of industries and informal sectors, there is considerable debate contrasting the benefits digital platforms against the uncertain and precarious work conditions created. Using the domestic care sector as a case study, this research employs the complementary lenses of ethics of care and decent work to explore how the social dynamics and relationships between platform workers, platforms and platform users shape the relational experiences and conditions of platform work. Maria’s research is supported by a scholarship from the Centre for Decent Work and Industry.
Maria’s research can be viewed on eprints.