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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The so-called ‘platform economy’ has attracted increasing attention in recent years, with a boom in online platforms for providing taxi services (such as Uber), delivery services (such as Deliveroo) and a range of different household...

Based on a large-scale randomised survey, this article examines the scope of digital platforms and the potential linkages between distinct platforms (labour and capital platforms) and individuals’ exposure to precariousness. Their...

The recent surge of digital labour platforms has led to new forms of work organisation and tasks distribution across the workforce. This has raised several questions about the functioning and the benefits deriving from the...

The new report ‘Collaborative Platforms, Labour and Social Protection’, released by the Office of the Inspector General for Social Affairs in France (IGAS), is written by Mr. Nicolas Amar, inspector, and Mr. Louis-Charles Viossat,...

At the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI)’s ‘Future of Work’ conference, leaders in the Industrial Relations (IR) and employment spectrum challenged perceptions around platform economy working in Ireland, also drawing...

In this paper, they aimed to assess the main characteristics of a growing form of precarious employment, namely the platform work. These digitally enabled services cover a wide range of activities from personal low or semi-skilled...

The potential transformation of labour markets by the emergence of online labour platforms has triggered an intense academic, media and policy debate, but its true scale remains speculation. Nevertheless, adequate policy responses hinge...

This book was written as the COVID-19 pandemic began to have a devastating effect on employment across the globe. The crisis has served to highlight many deep-seated, often longstanding challenges to employment relationships. These...

Through its working group on platforms and non-standard work, CECOP has written a policy paper on the situation of non-standard and platform workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. With input from member organisations from all across...

This study documents various forms of worker representation and attempts to establish them in platform labour in Europe. Different types of fragmentation of platform workers are analysed, which lead to workers' silence and make...