Digital age

Platform work: Maximising the potential while safeguarding standards?

Policy brief
Published
23 Meán Fómhair 2019
Formats
Authors: 
Mandl, Irene

Abstract

Platform work emerged onto European labour markets about a decade ago. While still small in scale, it is growing and evolving into a variety of forms. Different types of platform work have significantly different effects on the employment and working conditions of the affiliated workers. To be effective, policy responses aimed at ensuring decent conditions in platform work should take these differences into consideration, rather than applying a one-size-fits-all approach. This policy brief highlights the main opportunities and challenges of specific types of platform work and illustrates some of the first attempts at addressing them in the EU.

 

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