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 Bill on Transport Mobility (‘Loi LOM’) aims to improve social rights and working conditions for platform workers, to promote workers’ skills and qualifications through lifelong learning and to develop the social responsibility of...

In 2017, Uber released the number of drivers operational in London, the UK. This article takes a look at the numbers of drivers and the estimates of their income as presented by Uber and uses these to calculate how many London drivers...

Specific rules foreseen for the renewal of the contract for the logistic sector. The national contract (ccnl) includes all wage, insurance and welfare guarantees typical of subordinate work, on top of the introduction of health...

The debate over who, in the media and in the IT scene, is responsible for Trump’s victory is just starting. I have been claiming for a long time that the issue is not an algorithmic one. The 'algorithmic' candidate was Hillary Clinton:...

In this paper, I replicate and expand upon the findings of Camerer et al. (1997) using a novel set of data centered on the supply side of a ride-sharing market. I analyze nine months of data from a peer-to-peer ride-sharing firm in...

Almost 6,000 cases of sexual violence by passengers, drivers, and third parties were reported to Uber in 2017 and 2018 in the United States.

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is also leaving its mark on apartment rental companies via the online platform Airbnb. According to data available to the German newspaper Handelsblatt, Airbnb sales have plummeted across...

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the way of working. People have travelled less for work since stricter COVID-19 measures are imposed. However, the government’s appeal to keep people working from home as much as possible turns out to...

This is an interview with Karolien Lenaerts, an economist currently working on a European research project about the working conditions and social protection of platform workers. The ambiguous definition of platform economy, the...

Delivery platforms have started to register delivery drivers as employees with social security who were previously registered as self-employed. Labour inspectors were asked to review thousands of labour relations in October and found...