Initiating social protection scheme in the sharing economy industry (case of Indonesia go-jek rider)

Endang Yuniastuti, Bambang Shergi Laksmono, Wahyu Sardjono

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This paper aims to review the situation of social protection for workers in the digital industry which implements a pattern of partnership with sharing economy systems, especially two-wheeled online transportation. This study examines the limitations of social protection according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) which includes five elements, namely social insurance, social assistance, community protection with micro-schemes and area-based schemes, labor markets, and child protection. This study uses mixed methods with a qualitative main approach supported by a quantitative approach. The results show that there are some problems in social protection for workers in the informal sector, especially two-wheeled online transportation which is caused by a legal vacuum in the status of the partnership pattern so that it affected the welfare level of online transportation riders. Therefore, this study proposes a social protection model of informal workers in the digital era with a sharing economy system, which in its application will be supported by a fair partnership policy model so that it can provide social protection, because there are social security scheme initiatives for workers informal which requires contribution from each party to social security costs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-144
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Digital Industry
  • Online Transportation
  • Sharing Economy
  • Social Protection


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