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.

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While the sharing economy has been celebrated as a flexible alternative to traditional employment for those with family responsibilities, especially women, it presents challenges for gender equality. Many of the services that are ‘...

A central concern of this chapter is the extent to which EU law, and more specifically EU equality legislation, is suitably equipped and structured to tackle the old problems generated by discriminatory practices in the seemingly new...

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...

With online working and teleworking on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are beginning to realise the potential of a digital labour force. This article explores the challenges platform workers are facing, the trend of...

Platform work has always involved an asymmetry of risk between the worker and the platform, with the worker bearing most of the burden. Those asymmetries have been sharpened during the COVID-19 pandemic. While platform workers are...

The UK’s Deliveroo has confirmed that it is dismissing more than 350 staff, approximately 15% of its global headcount, due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, the firm does not reveal which types of roles are being eliminated or the...

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 study provides an overview of the challenges faced by platform workers and details the variety of policy responses in EU countries. Platform work is understood as all labour provided through, on, or mediated by online platforms in...

The briefing presents an overview of recent research with a focus on policy strategies including Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and International Labour Organization (ILO). Thus, it feeds into the ongoing...

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