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.

As a result of digitisation, industrial relationships are undergoing fundamental change. This is particularly the case in the field of platform-mediated services and especially digitally coordinated and controlled courier work. As a new...

This study identifies gig workers based on characteristics of their work arrangements and how these are reported in tax data. It introduces a definition of gig work specific to the way work arrangements are reported in the Canadian tax...

The global pandemic shows the need for non-standard workers to have the same legal protection similar to workers with regular legal contracts. The EU and the Member States must now guarantee atypical workers access to preventive health...

Early indications show that in many countries the demand for deliveries – most notably food – has increased. In Italy and France, food delivery is considered an essential economic activity. Often workers do not have access to the...

The report analyses the policies of major gig economy platforms in the face of the Covid-19 crisis. The pandemic has brought into sharp relief the precarious nature of gig work, and the risks that gig workers on the frontlines of the...

The lockdown of millions of people at home across the globe due to Covid-19 should have been the perfect recipe for success for the burgeoning online meal delivery market. But some of the world's largest players, including Uber Eats and...

Gig workers are quitting jobs due to a fall in demand and safety concerns. The majority of gig workers now have no income due to COVID-19. Almost 70% of gig workers were not satisfied with the support provided by the company they work...

The court finds that: 

Directive 2003/88/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time must be interpreted as precluding a person engaged by...

This briefing contains the following sections:

  • Policy pointers on the vulnerable situation of non-standard workers and platform workers amidst the COVID outburst.
  • Measures introduced at national level to protect
  • ...

The coronavirus crisis is shining a light on the difficult situation many gig workers face. Things that are considered competitive advantages in normal times can quickly turn into the opposite in a crisis. This is particularly evident...

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