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.

1 June 2017 - The last year’s income declared through Uber and Taxify was five times higher than in the preceding year. Likewise, the number of persons who declared foreign or rental income has risen.

CSCW researchers have become interested in crowd work as a new form of collaborative engagement, that is, as a new way in which people's actions are coordinated in order to achieve collective effects. We address this area but from a...

In giving an account of the deep transformations that have affected the working modes at the time of the fourth Industrial Revolution, the author analyses critically the recent attempts by legislators to dictate a regulatory special...

The paper relates to the qualification of the employment relationship of on-demand delivery couriers, involving worldwide judgments. The Italian jurisprudence on the Foodora case law, qualify the riders as self-employed workers despite...

23 January 2015 - There’s a lot of uncertainty about how much money Uber drivers make and whether being an Uber driver is, as the company says, an ideal part-time job. Uber released a research paper on Thursday that claimed to give...

24 May 2018 - Insurer AXA and the transportation network company, Uber, announced the expansion of their partnership. Last year the two signed a deal aimed at strengthening the protection of independent workers using the ridesharing app...

UberPop was torpedoed by the legislator who methodically pounded each of its fundamentals-originality and interest. UberPop interested jurists under the prism of legal qualifications, a political prism and a prospective prism revealing...

1 June 2016 - Food delivery workers cycle and drive their cars to homes and work places of hungry clients to bring them millions of restaurant meals this year. Home delivery services are expanding rapidly, but there is no collective...

A section of app-based taxi drivers of Ola and Uber in Delhi are staying off the roads of the capital today. However, their strike seems to have little impact on Delhiites and those living in the National Capital Region. Regular users...

13 August 2016 - 'An individual’s employment statusis determined by the reality of the working relationship and not the type of contract they have signed,' says the Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy. As Deliveroo...

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