Platform economy database

Eurofound’s platform economy database provides information on publications, articles, court cases, initiatives and other outputs related to platform work, or those forms of work that are organised and mediated through online platforms (websites and apps). This resource provides metadata for each entry, such as the name of the author, year of publication, whether it concerns an open access or subscription-based material, a brief description of the content and where available a web link to a source from which eligible users may access content.

A new report from the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) urges policymakers to create bespoke legislation for the de facto ‘third category’ of workers engaged in the on-demand economy (ODE) to provide...

Online platforms intermediate information and communication flows on the Internet. They are also key enablers of digital trade across the Single Market and the globe. They increase consumer choice and convenience, improve efficiency and...

This report examines the social protection of workers in a platform economy. The report is based on a questionnaire sent to ESIP members on the interplay of social protection and platform economy. It looks at the challenges of social...

A new report by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) on ‘Social security for the digital age’ addresses major trends in how social security is influenced by, and makes use of, new digital technologies. The report was...

This report gives an overview of the employment status of platform workers in different EU countries. It looks into different legal schemes, helps to distinguish an employee from a self-employed worker and raises the point of correct...

We study the performance effects of payment schemes for freelancers offering services on an online platform in an RCT. Under the initial scheme, the firm pays workers a pure sales commission. The intervention reduces the commission rate...

In Norway, 102 Foodora couriers organised with the Norwegian Transport Union (NTF) will go on strike on Tuesday 21 August 2019 after negotiations over a collective agreement with Foodora failed.

 

The platform economy is growing, but too often platforms' main competitive advantage seems to be regulatory arbitrage. Profits are generated over the back of individual worker’s well-being and the welfare state’s...

The objective of this report is to contribute to the body of research on types of platform work by assessing the working and employment conditions for platform workers in on-location client-determined moderately skilled work. This type...

As part of Eurofound’s research activities on ‘work and employment in the digital age’, and more specifically its research strand related to platforms, this paper aims to provide a review of relevant literature on online micro-tasks....

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