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.

The gig economy is expanding globally, with exponential growth forecast in traditionally female-dominated sectors – notably on-demand household services including cooking, cleaning and care work. But little research to date has focused...

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...

Platform work emerged onto European labour markets about a decade ago. While still small in scale, it is growing and evolving into a variety of forms. Different types of platform work have significantly different effects on the...

This report maps a kaleidoscopic array of platform-mediated working arrangements, by clustering the findings into three main subsets (passenger transport services, professional crowdsourcing, on-demand work at the client’s premises)....

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, an Amsterdam court ruled on the two lawsuits filed by union FNV against meal delivery firmDeliveroo. In both cases the court granted the claims of the FNV.

Public passenger transport (T3P) includes taxis, chauffeur-driven cars and motor-taxis. In the wake of technological, organizational and legislative developments, this sector has been profoundly disrupted over the last ten years. The...

Ikea's recent purchase of informal jobbing platform TaskRabbit may help the company to capitalise on an emerging millennial market in which employment regulations are lax and income is disposable.

The sharing economy has generated controversy for its effects on labor conditions, wages and the distributions of income and wealth. In this paper we present evidence for a previously unrecognized effect: increased income inequality...

The success of Airbnb and Uber has given rise to a public debate about the pros and cons of online sharing and gig platforms. This article reports on five case studies of platforms operating in car sharing (SnappCar), home sharing (...

1 August 2018 - The newsletter of the Danish trade union 3F confirms that the collective agreement it signed with cleaning platform Hilfr has entered into effect on 1 August and will run until the end of July 2019, unless both parties...

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