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.

Low paid workers and those in the “gig” economy who are affected by the corona virus will be particularly hit hard by the “anaemic” system of social protection in Ireland, a leading trade unionist has said.

Countries are making unprecedented sacrifices in the fight against the coronavirus — but the luxury of getting burgers and sushi delivered is not one of them. As more and more countries impose lockdowns to stop the spread of infections...


This critical and scoping review essay analyzes digital labor markets where labor-intensive services are traded by matching requesters (employers and/or

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This study provides an overview of the challenges faced by platform workers and details the variety of policy responses in EU countries.

Platform work is understood as all labour provided through, on, or mediated by online...

The service will stop at 10 p.m. local time in London and 8 p.m. local time in Paris. Ride-hailing company Uber will suspend its car-sharing service UberPool in London and Paris within hours, Uber confirmed to POLITICO.

Uber said it will offer drivers and delivery people 14 days of paid sick leave if they fall ill with coronavirus or are placed in quarantine.

It's a change in policy for the ride-share service, which largely views such workers as...

The country’s legion of self-employed workers face a stark choice: self-isolate or continue to work if down with Covid-19. The government has been accused of failing to grasp the threat of gig economy workers spreading coronavirus,...

 Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday said it may temporarily suspend accounts of riders and drivers who have tested positive for the coronavirus or been exposed to it at the direction of health authorities.

On Friday evening, ridesharing company Uber sent drivers a memo offering guidance to workers as the novel coronavirus spreads across the world and the US. The memo, titled "A reminder about coronavirus," offered four points of advice to...

Known by many names – platform, sharing, peer-to-peer (p2p), collaborative economy, and so on - entirely new business models have emerged in recent years, whereby online platforms use digital technologies to connect distinct groups of...

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