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.

4 June 2018 (Milan) - The new Labour and Industry Minister, Di Maio, met food-delivery riders in his first official engagement since being sworn in and described them as a ’symbol of an abandoned generation that does not have protection...

Recent organisational and technological changes à la Uber have generated a new labour-market fringe: a digital class of workers and contractors. In this paper we study the case of CoContest, a crowdsourcing platform for interior design...

Earning money is a primary motivationfor workers on Amazon Mechanical Turk, but earning a good wage is difficult because work that pays well is not easily identified and can be time-consuming to find. We explored the strategies that...

13 June 2018 - You often come across them, see them waiting in front of the traffic lights. The riders have arrived at the last step of the work ladder. They are the bellboys hired by the gig economy platforms. In Italy, the Debenedetti...

1 December 2017 - ’No more deliveries without rights‘. A collective shout of Deliveroo riders who protested in front of the Milan office of the London-based food delivery giant. But the cry, perhaps, is contained by the masks they wear...

Technological innovation is transforming economic exchange. Just a decade ago, the Online Platform Economy comprised a handful of marketplaces connecting independent sellers to buyers of physical goods. Today, many consumers use...

Departing from growing concerns about in-work poverty and the proliferation of flexible employment, we investigate the association between temporary employment and poverty in a European comparative perspective. In doing so, we focus...

The aim of this short expertise is to lay the foundations for improving the empirical basis for assessing the prevalence and labour market and socio-political dimensions of crowd working in Germany. In crowd working, contracts, which...

16 November 2015 - "Gig-enabling apps are a distraction from the uncertainties that affect far more people: Will workers get paid enough and are their jobs safe?"

Digital platform capitalism, as exemplified by companies like Uber or Lyft has the potential to transform employment and working conditions for an increasing segment of the workforce. Most digital economy workers are exposed to the...

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