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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Protection of workers’ rights in labour laws, regulations and collective agreements are generally linked to the existence of an employment relationship between an employer and an employee. The issue of who is or is not in an employment...

This article questions whether the dominant policy discourse, in which a normative model of standard employment is coun- terposed to ‘non- standard’ or ‘atypical’ employment, enables us to capture the diversity of fluid labour markets...

This report presents the results of an innovative survey across seven European countries, revealing, for the first time, the extent and characteristics of crowd workers in Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland...

This essay takes as its starting point a conception of capitalism as a dynamic force whose engine proceeds by the interrelated processes of commodification and accumulation. On the one hand it seeks insatiably for new commodities from...

Since the 1970s it has been recognised that the combination of information and communication technologies has the potential to enable the relocation of work. In the 1980s, attention focussed on ‘teleworking’, involving the relocation of...

The new economy makes it harder than ever to untangle capitalism from our daily lives.As people struggle to find a way to describe the seismic upheavals in the economic and social landscape, a linguistic mist arises, muddling the...

Women make up 80% of the 67 million domestic workers globally. The on-demand economy for domestic work is growing rapidly in developing countries. The potential benefits and risks attached to this burgeoning area of domestic work may...

Research with Syrian women refugees in Jordan suggests that, despite significant challenges, the gig economy has some potential to help refugees participate in host communities and to bolster their economic participation.

This study explores whether the gig economy, also known as 'crowdwork' or 'on-demand’ work, has the potential to create new economic opportunities for Syrian refugee women. Most Syrian refugee women report wanting to work, but...

9 April 2015 - Ride-hailing service Uber likes to tout itself as a large-scale job creator. What it doesn't like to say is that most of its driver jobs are going to men. Uber promised to create 1 million driver jobs for women by 2020....