Professor Enzo Weber talks in this video interview about his concept of Digital Social Security. He describes the cornerstones of Digital Social Security, how a digital approach, an international concept and national social security can be combined, and what practical first steps need to be undertaken to put this approach into practice.

The trade of digital work at online platforms is increasing worldwide, comprising various tasks such as information collection, product testing, programming, writing texts or design. Research results show that this leaves a serious lack of social protection for workers. Weber explains how his concept of Digital Social Security can fill this gap.

Weber is Head of the Research Department “Forecasts and Macroeconomic Analyses” at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and holds the Chair of Empirical Economics, in particular macroeconometrics and the labour market, at the University of Regensburg. His research focuses include among others technological change and digitalization as well as labour market policy.


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The latest publications on Digital Social Security:

Weber, Enzo (2019): Digital social security: Outline of a concept for the 21st century. (Hans-Böckler-Stiftung. Working paper Forschungsförderung, 138), Düsseldorf, 25 pp.

Weber, Enzo (2018): Setting out for Digital Social Security. (ILO Research Department working paper, 34), Genf, 14 pp.

Weber, Enzo (2018): Setting out for Digital Social Security. In: IAB-Forum, 13 September 2018.