Online labor markets are growing, but in the Nordic labor markets, the phenomenon is even more marginal than in the rest of Europe. Recent estimates find that between 0.3% and 2.5% of the Nordic labor force currently works via platforms.
This report discusses the development of digital platforms for organizing and solving knowledge-intensive tasks, in the context of existing labor market and welfare models in the Nordic countries. Knowledge-intensive platforms are a subset of the overall platform economy, connecting workers with clients.
Knowledge-intensive platforms organize tasks and projects that are primarily relevant for professionals with a long tertiary education.
Nordic Innovation and the five national Federations of Professional Associations have commissioned Economics Norway, the Research foundation Fafo and a supporting panel of Nordic experts to study opportunities and barriers for Nordic countries to take advantage of benefits created by the platform economy. The analysis has a specific focus on the platform economy in the knowledge-intensive labor market.