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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The introduction of the platform economy in Europe has sparked debate on the challenges it raises for workers, companies, social partners, governments and other stakeholders, and how these challenges can be addressed. This paper...

The Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal is publishing a collection of papers on the gig-economy and labor law, edited by Valerio De Stefano (International Labour Office and Bocconi University). This collection gathers...

Casual work is rarely associated with industrialised economies. Nonetheless, several work arrangements have been introduced or are proliferating in EU countries in recent years that present with the features of the statutory definitions...

This article identifies questions regarding the future of employment and wonders how the protections inherent in labor law can function when reality is rapidly transforming the way we work? What is the status of gig work and what are...

Work and employment around the globe change continuously, but there are potentially more rapid and fundamental transformations ahead as new technologies can have major impact on what jobs will exist in the future, how people will work...

For this study, the Rathenau Instituut focussed on academic literature in order to describe the sharing and gig economy as a phenomenon. The empirical basis for this report comprises five case studies of well-known platforms through...

Traditionally, labour law scholars have always perceived the need to go beyond the contract, meant as the formal arrangement, and the classical contract law, insofar as they are in themselves unable to combine antithetical terms such as...

New technologies offer the prospect of improving productivity and transforming the economy in ways that support and protect decent working conditions. For example, technology could be used to ensure ethical supply chains through real-...

The thesis analyses the way in which the fourth industrial revolution is affecting the right to work, rights at work and to social protection and the capacity of states to protect, respect and fulfil those rights. It offers a discussion...

Uber’s White paper responds to policy debates surrounding the European Pillar of Social Rights. It identifies ’flexible’ workers’ issues with social protection and looks for a solution in further deregulation, the removal of ’undue...