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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Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior—silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. The data compiled and portraits created are incredibly detailed, to the point of...

The U.S. job market has been changing for several decades, with steady growth in self-employment. IRS data on Schedule C filings for self-employment income clearly show that self-employment is rising as a share of total employment,...

3 September 2014 - "Outlawed in Germany, the smartphone app that seeks to replace taxis with private drivers has seen a surge in demand in Austria's capital city. A court in Frankfurt this week imposed a temporary nationwide ban on the...

The purpose of the paper is to investigate the figure of the highest skilled workers of Industry 4.0, the need of protection and more freedom to operate in the labour market, and the possible solution to this issue. The paper analyses...

The US workforce, which has been one of the most productive and wealthiest in the world, is undergoing an alarming transformation. Increasing numbers of workers find themselves on shaky ground, turned into freelancers, temps and...

The web can be potentially used as a mean of ‘self-representation’, which  makes it increasingly difficult for traditional trade unions to represent workers’ interests. For a long time now, trade unions have been looking for strategies...

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...

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.

Crowdfunding markets around the world have experienced significant growth rates in recent years, but many questions remain open on their proper design, implementation and feasibility. This paper analyses the European Commission's...

Proposals for platform operators, clients, policy makers, workers, and worker organisations.