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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This study investigates the social protection of workers in the platform economy at the request of the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee. The report reviews literature and previous research on the platform...

This article argues that as economies become more digitised and automated, in particular workers in sectors such as manufacturing, retail, delivery or routine office work will face low wages, short-term contracts, precarious employment...

Although the CNV, FNV-Cleaners (FNV-Schoonmaak) and OSB were not invited for the roundtable discussion of 16 November 2017, but pose in their position paper that as social partners in the cleaning and window cleaning sector, they place...

The gig economy has so far proved hard to define, hard to measure and hard to interpret. Some see it as part of a general shift of work towards less secure and more exploitative employment; others see it as creating a new form of...

This report presents the findings from research conducted into the gig economy for the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The study develops a working definition of the gig economy; provides an estimate...

Contemporary capitalism is characterized by the expansion of the digital economy, in which new forms of exploitation and of value creation are taking place. In particular, in the gig economy cheap labour is organized and managed via...

Over the past few years, the so-called platform economy, with Uber and Airbnb, has gained a foothold in Norway. Efficient and user-friendly technology has created excitement as well as concern. This report looks at the platform economy...

The spread of the digital economy poses challenges for international taxation. This report sets out an analysis of these tax challenges.  It notes that because the digital economy is increasingly becoming the economy itself, it would...

Social and political choices determine, in part, whether deployment of intelligent tools and platforms will augment human skills or replace humans as workers. Digital platforms are regulatory and governance structures that set the rules...

We present the first formal study of crowdworkers who have disabilities via in-depth open-ended interviews of 17 people (disabled crowdworkers and job coaches for people with disabilities) and a survey of 631 adults with disabilities....