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.

31 August 2018 - You can buy almost any thing you want online—toothpaste, books, plastic devices that allow you to lick your cat. On digital work platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.com, you can also buy nearly any service—...

27 May 2018 - Tito Boeri, president of the INPS, has proposed to provide a minimum wage for riders. This would offer some guarantee for Italians employed in the gig economy, which now composes about 1 million workers (2.6% of the total...

8 June 2018 - When her husband lost his job in 2010, Kristy Milland realized how important the Internet had become to her family's survival. For several years, the 30-something Canadian high-school graduate had a hobby of completing...

For social analysts, what has come to be called the “sharing economy” raises important questions. After a discussion of history and definitions, we focus on 3 areas of research in the for‐profit segment, also called the platform economy...

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...

23 January 2015 - There’s a lot of uncertainty about how much money Uber drivers make and whether being an Uber driver is, as the company says, an ideal part-time job. Uber released a research paper on Thursday that claimed to give...

1 June 2016 - Food delivery workers cycle and drive their cars to homes and work places of hungry clients to bring them millions of restaurant meals this year. Home delivery services are expanding rapidly, but there is no collective...

Crowd work developed from a niche phenomenon to an increasingly growing industry. Work that so far has been realised by employed staff in companies is decentrally organised through internet platforms. Thereby, a new low wage sector...

13 August 2016 - 'An individual’s employment statusis determined by the reality of the working relationship and not the type of contract they have signed,' says the Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy. As Deliveroo...

There has been a continuing, strong debate about the size of the gig economy and the pay earned by gig economy workers—specifically as gig work scope and pay relates to Uber, the leading gig economy firm. The debate has been fueled by a...

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