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.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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The aim of the paper is to analyse the features of the digital labour connected with the so-called platform economy. Many platform-based business models rely on a new composition of capital capable of capturing personal information and...

Consumer‐sourced rating systems are a dominant method of worker evaluation in platform‐based work. These systems facilitate the semi‐automated management of large, disaggregated workforces, and the rapid growth of service platforms—but...

In many traditional labor markets, women earn less on average compared to men. However, it is unclear whether this discrepancy persists in the online gig economy, which bears important differences from the traditional labor market (e.g...

The present State of the Art Report is the first output of the Don’t GIG up! project, cofunded by the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission, and aimed at improving expertise and...

We need a new regulatory framework because digital markets are sometimes fundamentally different from traditional markets, raising the question on how to enforce good competition and labour law or high standards of consumer and data...

This paper explores the increasing diffusion of digital labour platforms, i.e. online software which facilitates the interaction between buyers and sellers of paid labour services through matching algorithms and structured information...

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Platform workers provide their services in the EU through the medium of digital work intermediaries or so-called ‘platform employers’. These platform employers are considered innovative because they enable people or organisations to...

The digitalisation of the world of work is sustainably changing the traditional value creation in companies. The assignment of work tasks, services or the generation of ideas can be offered or outsourced to a group of interested parties...

The report analyses the policies of major platform firms in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has brought into sharp relief the precarious nature of platform work, and the risks that platform workers on the frontlines of the...

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