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 new ways of organising work and offering services on the market through the so-called digital platforms seem to have put the traditional legal standards for classifying employment relationships into question. The mechanism of...

Digitalisation is driving rapid changes in the labour market influencing the nature, quality and productivity of work. European leaders face the challenge of making use of these de-velopments to foster economic growth and employment -...

The present report explores a number of regulatory, normative, and conceptual dimensions pertaining to work performed in a self-employed capacity. The report was commissioned by the ETUC in 2017 following its call for legal expertise on...

In recent years there has been a large number of attempts to estimate the number of platform workers. Lacking a common definition of platform workers, however, these estimates are not comparable across countries and over time. This...

The article discusses different methods of measuring new jobs in the platform economy. The author discusses the Labour Force Survey for 2017 and points to methodological issues in defining the correct questions for the survey. 

In 2017, around 0.3 per cent of Finns aged 15 to 74 years had earned at least one-quarter of their income through various digital platforms during the previous 12 months. In numbers, this involves around 14,000 persons. A digital...

As part of the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Recommendation on access to social protection for workers and the self-employed. Following the proposal...

On Thursday 14th February between 11am and 3pm, Deliveroo couriers in Manchester will be striking in protest of the company’s recent cuts to pay and the poor working conditions they endure. Riders around the UK have seen their pay cut...

In 2017-2018, the World Employment Confederation-Europe and UNI-Europa conducted a joint project on “Online talent platforms, labour market intermediaries and the changing world of work” in the framework of their EU Sectoral Social...

Gig work apps’ food delivery drivers have become a familiar sight in many European cities. However, there is also a completely digital version of platform-mediated non-standard work. In online gig work, self-employed workers complete...

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