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 rise of the car-sharing company Uber will likely have mixed effects on labor standards. On the one hand, Uber’s partial consolidation of the car-hire sector and its compilation of data on passenger and driver behavior could enable...

One of the key assumptions underpinning the rise of ‘crowdsourced work’ – from transport apps including Uber to online platforms such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk – is the assertion put forward by most platforms that crowdworkers are...

28 March 2018 - ORB interviewed a representative sample of 500 delivery partners who use the Uber app throughout the UK between during January 2018, via telephone. Respondents were all currently driving with Uber. Delivery partners see...

ORB interviewed a representative sample of 1002 drivers who use the Uber app throughout England, Scotland and Wales between 8th September – 17th September via telephone. Respondents were all currently driving with Uber. The final data...

This essay examines whether and how work related platforms impact livelihoods from the perspective of the worker, drawing on examples from ethnographic studies of two different types of platform-based work: 1) Crowd-workers on Amazon...

Do employing entities have a responsibility to not misrepresent the employment status of their staff? This article suggests that recent jurisprudence does create this responsibility. The article starts, first, by discussing the much-...

Drawing on interviews from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, this study explores how Uber and Lyft drivers understand their own digital labor. Situated between the presumed freedom of the digital economy and the feelings of risk that...

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...

Who performs the work in the on-demand economy? And what is it like, working for an algorithm? What do businesses such as Uber and Deliveroo contribute? Who finances their rapid growth? And if we can easily have everything we want...

As the head of the United States labour inspectorate, David Weil faced a daunting task: protect workers’ rights and the minimum wage for 153 million Americans. According to Weil, prospects appear bleak as the relationship between...

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