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 rapid growth of the platform economy in Europe has triggered much discussion about the future of employment rights. This report focuses on a particularly important subset of issues raised by the spread of platform work across...

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...

Until now, the political discussion on platform work and its implications for workers has largely focused on daily one-off services such as transportation, household services or online click-work. However, platform work is also gaining...

Platform workers, such as Deliveroo or Uber Eats riders, are deemed as ‘essential workers’ during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they are usually engaged as self-employed contractors rather than employees, and therefore do not enjoy...

The demand for take-outs has largely dropped as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Food delivery riders are struggling to make enough money to live off due to a lack of orders being made on apps like Uber Eats and Deliveroo. According...

This article mainly explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on online labour markets in South Korea, Germany, and the United States. The cross-country comparison finds that each country has a distinct pattern. Demand from South...

This article investigated the response of online labour markets to the COVID-19 pandemic and realised that the downscaling effect might be dominating over the distancing effect: demand for online work diminishes, as companies are facing...

Digital labour platforms are a new form of coordinating the provision of labour services enabled by the latest technological revolution. Many authors claim that digital labour platforms have the potential to disrupt the world of work,...

Microwork platforms allocate fragmented tasks to crowds of providers with remunerations as low as few cents. Instrumental to the development of today’s artificial intelligence, micro-tasks push to the extreme the logic of casualization...

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