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.

International labour markets are recently characterised by rises in 'atypical' work arrangements, such as self-employment (freelance, contract workers, agency workers) and on-call jobs, zero hour-contracts. The drivers of this are...

14 April 2017 - Around 10 requests for the requalification of VTC drivers against Uber were filed with the Paris labour courts on 14 April. In total, about 100 are in progress. About 10 Uber drivers assigned Uber to the Paris labour...

30 June 2017 - Following last week’s demonstrations, Deliveroo’s riders have called for a strike on Sunday. They ask for working conditions reducing job insecurity. The model of the British company, based on the delivery services...

17 January 2018 - The current Road Transport Act was adopted in 2006 and has already undergone some changes in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 131/06, 5/07 - POPR., 123/08, 28/10...

We present an analysis of the population dynamics and demographics of Amazon Mechanical Turk workers based on the results of the survey that we conducted over a period of 28 months, with more than 85K responses from 40K unique...

This study examined the relationship between the price positioning of Airbnb listings, measured in price difference between a hotel property and the nearby Airbnb listings as well as price dispersion among these Airbnb listings, and the...

11 December 2017 - UNI Global Union is releasing ground-breaking principles today that establish new rules for governing the future world of work. The principles, to be applied to union contracts and international labour rights...

Based on mobile ICT, in particular the smartphone, transportation network companies (TNCs) provide applications to link drivers and their personal vehicles to passengers. Operating in more than 700 cities across the world, Uber is one...

This brief by the Western Development Commission (WDC), for the Western Region of Ireland, examines some of the evidence on the extent to which the gig economy exists in the Western Region (counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo,...

21 January 2015 - TaskRabbit V. 3 was a massive departure from how the platform had worked for years, it had been tested rigorously prior to its public debut, and seemed to be an ideal solution to supply and demand issues that had been...

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