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.

Digitalisation is driving rapid changes in the labour market influencing the nature, quality and productivity of work. European leaders face the challenge of making use of these de-velopments to foster economic growth and employment -...

Online labour platforms matching labour supply and demand are profoundly modifying the world of work. Businesses use them to outsource tasks to a world-wide pool of workers; while workers can access work opportunities transcending...

This article describes the story of Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT) worker and activist Kristy Milland and the strategies she employed to work on AMT when micro tasking work had become her family’s main source of income. 

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...

This book discusses some of the rapidly emerging trends that define the digital economy and its interaction with the more traditional economic sectors, despite the increasingly blurry division line between the two. More importantly, the...

The interdependencies between working conditions in the modern knowledge society on the one hand and the health of employees on the other have increasingly moved into the focus of science, the public and politics in recent years....