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 emergence of labour platforms has sparked debates on the level of wage and working conditions on the platforms and the lack of employer status. This report examines the possibilities and challenges for the Danish industrial...

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) has accepted commitments offered by Hilfr ApS (Hilfr) in a case concerning the use of a minimum hourly fee between providers of regular cleaning services on Hilfr’s digital platform...

According to the collective agreement between the Danish platform Hilfr.dk and 3F trade union, a new category of worker would be introduced within the company with employment status, in parallel with the existing freelance arrangements...

The economy is becoming ‘uberised’, while the new regulations appropriate to this new economy seems to be absent. The regulatory environment that surrounds businesses in the platform economy is often based upon principles and...

The platform economy – which refers to online companies such as Uber, Airbnb, Deliveroo, and TaskRabbit – is increasing its lobbying presence in Brussels. Platform companies’ key concern is to maintain their special privileges as part...

As platform economy companies are spending more than ever on lobbying the EU, a new study shows how these companies, such as Uber and Airbnb, are fighting the regulation of their sector in Europe. ‘Uber Influential’ reveals lobbying...

This article examines the main public interests at stake with the rise of online platforms in the sharing economy and the gig economy. They do so by analysing platforms in five sectors in the Netherlands: domestic cleaning (Helpling),...

The gig economy is expanding globally, with exponential growth forecast in traditionally female-dominated sectors – notably on-demand household services including cooking, cleaning and care work. But little research to date has focused...

The objective of this report is to contribute to the body of research on types of platform work by assessing the working and employment conditions for platform workers in on-location client-determined moderately skilled work. This type...

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...

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