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.

Tyrone Falls, a Deliveroo worker and organiser of couriers in the platform economy, outlines what work in the sector currently looks like and the possibilities of what it could look like.

We perform a detailed analysis of Uber and Lyft ride-hailing driver economics by pairing results from a survey of over 1100 drivers with detailed vehicle cost information. Results show that per hour worked, median profit from driving is...

Though companies like Deliveroo or Foodora refuse to recognise them as employees, food delivery riders have taken a lead in organizing workers in the gig economy.

Businesses on the internet accessible through smartphone apps are driving the evolution of the economy - with profound influences on employment. Uber, AirBnB, Deliveroo, Foodora and Uber Eats have revolutionised the way we buy services...

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...

In its position paper for the roundtable discussion on 16 November 2017, the food delivery company Takeaway.com (Thuisbezorgd) expressed concern over the threat of a race to the bottom in employment conditions which underpins the ‘gig...

In January of 2016, Uber reached a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after an investigation of its internal" God View" tool, which allows Uber executives to access riders' locations.'

In October 2016, in Turin, northern Italy, cycle couriers working for the German food delivery company Foodora staged a series of public protests which quickly attracted considerable media attention and became known as the first case of...

This article examines two major sharing economy companies, Uber and TaskRabbit, describing how they comprise virtual work and articulate gendered relations through their promotional discourse and initiatives. By encouraging the...

Uber manages a large, disaggregated workforce through its ridehail platform, one that delivers a relatively standardized experience to passengers while simultaneously promoting its drivers as entrepreneurs whose work is characterized by...

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