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.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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Platform workers, such as Deliveroo or Uber Eats riders, are deemed as ‘essential workers’ during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they are usually engaged as self-employed contractors rather than employees, and therefore do not enjoy...

More and more high-skilled professionals participate in contests on online platforms to offer their services. Increased flexibility, the development of their portfolio and access to new clients were often mentioned as reasons to engage...

The digitalisation of the world of work poses social and labour related challenges to the Member States of the European Union (EU). Above all, the service industry is affected: various internet platforms such as Clickworker, Taskrabbit...

By 2016, 5% of Europeans have been providers of services in the sharing economy. Many workers in the sharing economy, like entrepreneurs in general, are in uncertain or disadvantaged situations and despite being prone to the same social...

The rapid growth of the collaborative economy has fuelled a discussion about its potential benefits and challenges. Moving the debate towards longer-term considerations the scenario-based JRC foresight project explores the possible...

This paper assesses the importance of digitalisation in Germany and other developed countries with a particular attention to the potential or actual impact it may have on the labour market. Referring to available empirical evidence, we...

As the world becomes increasingly digitalized, we are confronted with new, often disruptive, business models also leading to new forms of labour. One feature of this development is the dual phenomenon of crowdsourcing and crowdworking,...

Digitalisation is driving rapid changes in the labour market influencing the nature, quality and productivity of work. European leaders face the challenge of making use of these de-velopments to foster economic growth and employment -...

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...

Low paid workers and those in the platform economy who are affected by COVID-19 will be particularly hit hard by the “anaemic” system of social protection in Ireland, a leading trade unionist has said.

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