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 study identifies gig workers based on characteristics of their work arrangements and how these are reported in tax data. It introduces a definition of gig work specific to the way work arrangements are reported in the Canadian tax...

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 emergence of the platform economy is reorganizing work, employment, and value creation. The authors argue that the digital platforms are fracturing work itself as the places and types of work are being reorganized into a myriad of...

Companies are experimenting with internal crowdwork. Regular employees are transformed into a crowd that can be used with high flexibility. 

Since 2017 the automotive industry has developed a high demand for ground truth data. Without this data, the goal of producing fully autonomous vehicles will remain out of reach. The self-driving car depends on self-learning algorithms...

The report "Le Micro-Travail en France" presents the results of the DiPLab (Digital Platform Labor) research project , the first survey entirely dedicated to work on French micro-task platforms. According to its results, micro-work is...

Apps allowing passengers to hail and pay for taxi service on their phone- such as Uber and Lyft-have affected the livelihood of thousands of workers worldwide. In this paper we draw on interviews with traditional taxi drivers, rideshare...

Human computation is often subject to systematic biases. We consider the case of linguistic biases and their consequences for the words that crowdworkers use to describe people images in an annotation task. Social psychologists explain...

IBM recently designed the vision of a radical crowd sourcing strategy that eliminates the majority of permanent employment in its own business. It will be replaced by the loose integration of a globally distributed ‘crowd’ of...

Online labor markets experienced a rapid growth in recent years. They allow for long-distance transactions and offer workers access to a potentially ‘global’ pool of labor demand. As such, they bear the potential to act as a substitute...

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