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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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 spread of non-standard forms of work, including platform work, has created some friction between labour law and competition law, in particular concerning the collective bargaining of self-employed workers. This article aims to...

Platform work is a new umbrella concept which covers a heterogeneous group of economic activities performed through digital platforms. Effective collective rights and bargaining would be essential for platform workers due to their...

This report maps a kaleidoscopic array of platform-mediated working arrangements, by clustering the findings into three main subsets (passenger transport services, professional crowdsourcing, on-demand work at the client’s premises)....

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...

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...

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...

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