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.

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...

This landmark report by the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work examines how to achieve a better future of work for all at a time of unprecedented change and exceptional challenges in the world of work.

Co-chaired by...

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...

The digitalisation of the world of work poses social and labour related challengesto the Member States of the European Union (EU). Above all, the service industry is affected: various internet platforms such as Clickworker, Taskrabbit...

Work on digital platforms provides both opportunities and risks for workers. Risks may include their status of employment, level of income, social protectionand other benefits. To understand why workers undertake this form of work and...

A special examiner was commissioned to review some issues identified in the development of the new working environment strategy. The purpose of the review was to provide a decision base for possible measures and change of guidelines in...

We need a new regulatory framework because digital markets are sometimes fundamentally different from traditional markets, raising the question on how to enforce good competition and labour law or high standards of consumer and data...

International labour markets are recently characterised by rises in 'atypical' work arrangements, such as self-employment (freelance, contract workers, agency workers) and on-call jobs, zero hour-contracts. The drivers of this are...

A special examiner was commissioned to review some issues identified in the development of the new working environment strategy. The purpose of the review was to provide a decision base for possible measures and change of guide lines in...

In most countries, a standard (or core) model of employment relationship (i.e. full-time work under an open-ended employment contract) typically receives the greatest labour and social security protection, with divergent work...

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