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.

This briefing contains the following sections:

  • Policy pointers on the vulnerable situation of non-standard workers and platform workers amidst the COVID outburst.
  • Measures introduced at national level to protect
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The coronavirus crisis is shining a light on the difficult situation many gig workers face. Things that are considered competitive advantages in normal times can quickly turn into the opposite in a crisis. This is particularly evident...

COVID-19 has highlighted that during times of crisis the underlying difference in the way gig-economy workers and traditional employees are treated needs to be addressed.

PARIS — Countries are making unprecedented sacrifices in the fight against the coronavirus — but the luxury of getting burgers and sushi delivered is not one of them. As more and more countries impose lockdowns to stop the spread of...

Short-stay accommodation provider in touch with Irish Government about new initiative. Airbnb is hoping to persuade hosts to house 100,000 healthcare professionals and frontline workers across the world for free during the Covid-19...

Corona crisis: Digital platforms such as Lieferando, Uber and Amazon are now becoming important supply infrastructures. But the working conditions there are still precarious.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is starting to have a serious impact on the world economy. The consequences for platform workers are especially severe in light of forced work stoppages due to self-isolation and lack of sick pay in...

Digital labour platforms are a new form of coordinating the provision of labour services enabled by the latest technological revolution. Many authors claim that digital labour platforms have the potential to disrupt the world of work,...

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 government’s plan to cover wages will help those in mainstream employment, but will do little for those in less stable work, writes Andrew Hillier. The government’s plan “to pay the wages of millions of workers across Britain to...

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