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.

Online labour platforms matching labour supply and demand are profoundly modifying the world of work. Businesses use them to outsource tasks to a world-wide pool of workers; while workers can access work opportunities transcending...

29 March 2017 - In this article, sociologist Chris Yuill from the School of Applied Social Science at Aberdeen, discusses how 'health and wellbeing in the workplace has been an important area of study as the workplace health, and...

Work on digital platforms provides both opportunities and risks for workers. Risks may include their status of employment, level of income, social protectionand other benefits. To understand why workers undertake this form of work and...

Psychologist Dr Joanna Wilde, a member of the board of directors of the UK Council for Work and Health, discusses the potentially toxic combination of stress and occupational health risks in the “gig economy”.

The development of digital technology is such today that some talk of the 4th industrial revolution. This changes the structure of work itself and brings new challengesand responsibilities for the insurance ’accidents at work/...

Online labor marketplaces (OLMs) allow businesses and private individuals to contract with freelancers around the globe. Recent studies suggest OLMs suffer a gender bias in hiring that favors women. Analyzing a unique proprietary...

Work 4.0–that is the new “brand name” under which Germany is discussing the ongoing changes in the world of work. The term was derived from the older “industry 4.0”, a term that is meant to describe the fourth industrial revolution,...

This HesaMag issue investigates the impact of new technologies on working conditions and workers’ health and safetyin industrial sectors, as well as in intellectual professions. It assesses the consequences of the “digital wave” on...

3 March 2018 - An increasing number of citizens order food in the internet. Thousands of couriers deliver it. Their work is risky, they do not earn much. Now the drivers start to stand up against their employers. (German: 3 März 2018 -...

8 March 2018 - "Unions NSW and some tradespeople are calling on the Federal Government to set up an independent regulator to oversee the emerging gig economy, amid concerns workers' safety is at risk."

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