PANDEMIC’S EFFECTS ON ONLINE FREELANCE WORK: DISTANCING DIVIDEND OR DOWNSCALING LOSS
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The pandemic is causing economic upheaval around the world, as shops and offices close and those able to do so switch to working remotely from their homes. There is one segment of workers that have always been working remotely: online workers, or software developers, graphic designers, data labelers, and others who earn some or all of their income from freelance projects and tasks obtained via online labour platforms. How does the pandemic affect their livelihoods?