Research brief 3: Social Security of Platform Workers in China: findings and recommendations from two studies (2018-2019)

Briefing note | 04 February 2021
This research brief presents the results of two studies.

The first by the Chinese Academy of Labour and Social Security (CALSS) (2019) discusses the categorization of workers in platform economy and provides some analysis of the limitations of their social security coverage.

The second by the China Association of Social Security (CAoSS) (2018) presents the results of a survey regarding coverage of workers in non- standard forms of employment and the difficulties faced by those workers to access social security.

The brief concludes with common findings from both studies.