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.

Flexible and new forms of employment are extensively discussed in contemporary legal literature. Examined often are only employment law aspects and the (in)adequacy of labour law protection of persons involved in these mostly precarious...

For this study, the Rathenau Instituut focussed on academic literature in order to describe the sharing and gig economy as a phenomenon. The empirical basis for this report comprises five case studies of well-known platforms through...

The platform economy has become an important consideration within the European Commission’s Digital Economy agenda. By mapping the platform economy within the 28 European Union (EU) Member States, this report draws on a database of 200...

This study presents a microeconomic analysis of the different options aiming at extending access to social protection for people in all forms of employment, especially non-standard forms of employment.

This edition of the annual Employment and Social Developments (ESDE) continues the exploration of the impact of the mega-trends by contributing to a better understanding of the changing world of work and its implications for employment...

This report examines developments in non-standard employment over the last decade. It looks at trends in the main categories of non-standard employment – temporary, temporary agency and part-time work and self-employment – based mainly...

In the rapidly changing world of work, the traditional dichotomy of employee and self-employed is insufficient to capture the wide diversity of self-employed workers in Europe today. This report identifies five categories of self-...

This paper assesses the importance of digitalization in Germany and other developed countries with a particular attention to the potential or actual impact it may have on the labor market. Referring to available empirical evidence, we...

Work and employment around the globe change continuously, but there are potentially more rapid and fundamental transformations ahead as new technologies can have major impact on what jobs will exist in the future, how people will work...

At this time of major digital, environmental and demographic change, which is in turn bringing about far-reaching changes for workers, employers and their relations as social partners, the EESC believes that the need to acknowledge the...

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