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.

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...

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 infections...

The service will stop at 10 p.m. local time in London and 8 p.m. local time in Paris. Ride-hailing company Uber will suspend its car-sharing service UberPool in London and Paris within hours, Uber confirmed to POLITICO.

Uber said it will offer drivers and delivery people 14 days of paid sick leave if they fall ill with coronavirus or are placed in quarantine.

It's a change in policy for the ride-share service, which largely views such workers as...

The country’s legion of self-employed workers face a stark choice: self-isolate or continue to work if down with Covid-19. The government has been accused of failing to grasp the threat of gig economy workers spreading coronavirus,...

 Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday said it may temporarily suspend accounts of riders and drivers who have tested positive for the coronavirus or been exposed to it at the direction of health authorities.

On Friday evening, ridesharing company Uber sent drivers a memo offering guidance to workers as the novel coronavirus spreads across the world and the US. The memo, titled "A reminder about coronavirus," offered four points of advice to...

This report looks at delivery platforms and their impact on social security, autonomy of workers, and algorithmic control. It does so by providing definitions of platform work, the employment status of platform workers, and legal...

Purpose Although it is transforming the meaning of employment for many people, little is known about the implications of the gig economy for human resource management (HRM) theory and practice. The purpose of this paper is to...

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.

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