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.

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,...

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...

Despite a number of recent national reforms which seek to improve their social protection, the self-employed still have lower coverage and benefits than salaried workers, and run a much higher risk of falling into poverty, according to...

The collaborative economy (or “platform economy”), encompassing work-on-demand via apps like Uber and crowdwork like Amazon Mechanical Turk, has grown exponentially in recent years, thanks to the development of high-speed networks, the...

This study analyses the extent, structure and development of non-standard employment (NSE) in Europe as well as its consequences on economic performance and social inclusion. In this study, we follow the definition of NSE used by the...

This article identifies some of the most important themes and questions that scholars and policymakers ought to address as they seek not only a sharper understanding of the platform economy's effects in the global South, but also the...

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