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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Social and political choices determine, in part, whether deployment of intelligent tools and platforms will augment human skills or replace humans as workers. Digital platforms are regulatory and governance structures that set the rules...

We present the first formal study of crowdworkers who have disabilities via in-depth open-ended interviews of 17 people (disabled crowdworkers and job coaches for people with disabilities) and a survey of 631 adults with disabilities....

We perform a detailed analysis of Uber and Lyft ride-hailing driver economics by pairing results from a survey of over 1100 drivers with detailed vehicle cost information. Results show that per hour worked, median profit from driving is...

The author seeks to analyze a new form of economic employment - that of teleworking, digital/virtual working in Bulgaria, based on 61 completed online questionnaires (in the period 24 May-30 May 2015), among women registered as "...

With a seemingly endless stream of tasks, on-demand labor markets appear to offer workers flexibility in when and how much they work. This research argues that platforms afford workers far less flexibility than widely believed. A large...

Businesses on the internet accessible through smartphone apps are driving the evolution of the economy - with profound influences on employment. Uber, AirBnB, Deliveroo, Foodora and Uber Eats have revolutionised the way we buy services...

The future of work is a subject as fascinating as it is disquieting. Work plays a central role in our lives and in our social identity and will continue to do so. Work not only represents a means to achieve economic independence; it is...

The rise of digital labour is changing how people work and provides new challenges for worker organisation. Beyond this, there is disagreement on what exactly constitutes digital labour and its impact more broadly. These processes are...

This article presents the first ever findings regarding collective organisation among Southeast Asian and Sub-Saharan African online freelancers. Previous research is limited to either conventional freelancers or 'microworkers' who do...

Crowd workers are distributed and decentralized. While decentralization is designed to utilize independent judgment to promote high-quality results, it paradoxically undercuts behaviors and institutions that are critical to high-quality...