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 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...

Women make up 80% of the 67 million domestic workers globally. The on-demand economy for domestic work is growing rapidly in developing countries. The potential benefits and risks attached to this burgeoning area of domestic work may...

Research with Syrian women refugees in Jordan suggests that, despite significant challenges, the gig economy has some potential to help refugees participate in host communities and to bolster their economic participation.

This study explores whether the gig economy, also known as 'crowdwork' or 'on-demand’ work, has the potential to create new economic opportunities for Syrian refugee women. Most Syrian refugee women report wanting to work, but...

9 April 2015 - Ride-hailing service Uber likes to tout itself as a large-scale job creator. What it doesn't like to say is that most of its driver jobs are going to men. Uber promised to create 1 million driver jobs for women by 2020....

Despite growing interest in the gig economy among academics, policy makers and media commentators, the area is replete with different terminology, definitional constructs and contested claims about the ensuing transformation of work...

Arrangements between those who perform work and those who provide jobs come in many different forms. Standard work arrangements now exist alongside several nonstandard arrangements: agency work, contract work, and gig work. While...

Digital labor markets are rapidly expanding and connecting companies and contractors on a global basis. We review the environment in which these markets take root, the micro- and macrolevel studies of their operations, their ongoing...

Average public feedback scores given to sellers have increased strongly over time in an online market-place. Changes in marketplace composition or improved seller performance cannot fully explain this trend. We propose that two factors...

In recent years, a number of online labor markets have emerged that allow workers from around the world to sell their labor to an equally global pool of buyers. The creators of these markets play the role of labor market intermediary by...