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 Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy was formed in April 2017. The Panel’s purpose was to provide advice and expertise to ongoing policy development on the collaborative economy and to make recommendations to...

2 July 2018 - “Gig economy” or “online platform” companies that provide personal labor services—Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, Handy, Instacart, Grubhub, and others—challenge American law’s system for classifying workers as “employees” or “...

Work-on-demand via Application encompasses the outsourcing of very traditional jobs, such as driving or cleaning, to workers engaged by digital platforms as independent contractors. According to recent studies and empirical findings,...

15 June 2018 - The Italian region of Lazio drafted a manifesto of the ‘Fundamental rights in the gig-economy’ , and a new proposed draft legislation has been adopted after a public consultation phase regulating wage, health and...

New technologies offer the prospect of improving productivity and transforming the economy in ways that support and protect decent working conditions. For example, technology could be used to ensure ethical supply chains through real-...

Traditionally, labor law scholars have always perceived the need to go beyond the contract, meant as the formal arrangement, and the classical contract law, insofar as they are in themselves unable to combine antithetical terms such as...

Presentation by Prof. Dr. Holger Bonin of IZA (Institute of Labor Economics) and the University of Kassel at the BMAS-OECD-ISSA Workshop on the Future of Social Protection. 

In times of the so-called gig economy, access to an adequate level of social protection should not depend on whether or not a person is working on a standard employment contract. Access to social protection for non-standard forms of...

This article presents the first ever findings regarding collective organisation among Southeast Asian and Sub-Saharan African online freelancers. Previous research is limited to either conventional freelancers or 'microworkers' who do...

As the world becomes increasingly digitalized, we are confronted with new, often disruptive, business models also leading to new forms of labour. One feature of this development is the dual phenomenon of crowdsourcing and crowdworking,...

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