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.

You now see them everywhere in the city. Food takeaway couriers have taken possession of city roads. Within less than five years, the digital platforms have amassed whole battalions of young riders. But practised under such conditions,...

17 December 2017 (Madrid) - The Labor Inspectorate of Valencia ruled that the workers of digital delivery companies are employees and not self-employed.

29 August 2017 - Company will give users option to be tracked only while actively using the app, as it tries to clean up its act on privacy after unveiling of new CEO. Uber will stop its controversial practice of tracking users for up...

Foodora’s position paper produced for the roundtable discussion of 16 November 2017 mentions that the total meal delivery market has grown to €1.3 billion and this is expected to grow by 20% in the coming year. The company expects to...

This study is the first of its kind to shed light on the Online Platform Economy using financial transactions, and provides an important foundation for the many policy and economic debates related to what some have termed the “future of...

In this report the JPMorgan Chase Institute assembled one of the largest samples of participants in the Online Platform Economy to date: over 240,000 de-identified individuals who earned income between October 2012 and June 2016 from...

15 November 2017 - Deliveroo riders are not workers and are self-employed, according to a decision yesterday by the Central Arbitration Committee. This means the food delivery company does not have to offer its couriers the minimum wage...

The most recent studies have focused on the classification of the working activities carried out by the so-called “riders,” differentiating between self-employment and employment, suggesting the reintroduction of other types of working...

Although Uber had promised Indian drivers they could earn much more driving for Uber than working other jobs, the competition between drivers has driven down prices and Uber has lowered the price of a ride to the extent where many Uber...

On 28 October 2016, the London-based Employment Tribunal found that under the Uber business model, two drivers were workers, not self-employed contractors, and were therefore entitled to national minimum wage and paid holiday.

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