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.

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...

Digitalisation, automation and technological change have brought about shifts in the occupational structure, the place and the timing of work, and career patterns, putting a further strain on the standard employment relationship. In the...

The recent surge of digital labour platforms has led to new forms of work organisation and tasks distribution across the workforce. This has raised several questions about the functioning and the benefits deriving from the...

Reputation is often seen as central to the coordination of transactions in sharing economy platforms. Participants perform a double role regarding reputation manage-ment: while engaging in exchanges with other peers, they build their...

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...

The introduction of the platform economy in Europe has sparked debate on the challenges it raises for workers, companies, social partners, governments and other stakeholders, and how these challenges can be addressed. This paper...

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