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.

This report provides a snapshot of the policy actions being taken by OECD, EU and G20 countries in response to growing diversity in forms of employment, with the aim of encouraging peer learning where countries are facing similar issues...

Crowdfunding markets around the world have experienced significant growth rates in recent years, but many questions remain open on their proper design, implementation and feasibility. The authors here analyse the European Commission's...

Trust is a key component in peer platform markets (PPMs). In 2016, the OECD’s Committee on Consumer Policy (CCP) produced a report on Protecting consumers in peer platform markets: Exploring the issues. The 2016 report examined a number...

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, an Amsterdam court ruled on the two lawsuits filed by union FNV against meal delivery firmDeliveroo. In both cases the court granted the claims of the FNV.

Public passenger transport (T3P) includes taxis, chauffeur-driven cars and motor-taxis. In the wake of technological, organizational and legislative developments, this sector has been profoundly disrupted over the last ten years. The...

Ikea's recent purchase of informal jobbing platform TaskRabbit may help the company to capitalise on an emerging millennial market in which employment regulations are lax and income is disposable.

The development of recent years have led us to believe that behind the gig economy there is a hell of precariousness and no protection for workers. Too often, the news on the new platforms of so-called on-demand work are about abuse and...

This landmark report by the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work examines how to achieve a better future of work for all at a time of unprecedented change and exceptional challenges in the world of work.

Co-chaired by...

L' as in 'little jobs'. Underpaid jobs at Uber, Airbnb and other platforms that disguise their miseries behind the tale of modernity. The risk is to deliver us a future without welfare. The question from which this book starts is: why...

The web can be potentially used as a mean of ‘self-representation’, which  makes it increasingly difficult for traditional trade unions to represent workers’ interests. For a long time now, trade unions have been looking for strategies...

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