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.

Information and communication technologies have long been predicted to make cities as hubs of economic organisation obsolete and spread economic opportunities to rural areas. However, the actual trend in the 21st century has been the...

In many traditional labor markets, women earn less on average compared to men. However, it is unclear whether this discrepancy persists in the online gig economy, which bears important differences from the traditional labor market (e.g...

The stoppage, which began on January 21, was aimed at pressuring the regional government into regulating VTC vehicles, used by ride-hailing services such as Cabify and Uber

Platform work blurs the scope of labour law and challenges the contract-of-employment test, threatening effective labour law protection. This article analyses this challenge from a Scandinavian perspective, where the contract-of-...

This news article refers to the Californian state Assembly that passed a bill that could give Uber and Lyft drivers basic labour protections for the first time.

Rapid technological progress and innovation can destroy jobs and disrupt welfare systems. This is not a new concern. Historically, automation of production processes has led to extraordinary efficiency gains and to the displacement of...

Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl and Uiltrasporti of Florence have signed a contract with Laconsegna, a food delivery company active in the Tuscan capital. The agreement recognizes riders as subordinate workers with the right to apply existing...

This article explores the changing nature of twenty-first-century capitalism with an emphasis on illuminating the political coalitions and institutional conditions that support and sustain it. Most of the existing literature attributes...

Accommodation and the sharing economy in New Zealand outlines the data sources and the methods used to estimate the accommodation-sharing economy in New Zealand from 2013 to 2018. This work is experimental due to the assumptions...

The key findings of this paper:
- The platform economy breaks with traditional organizational forms of work and goes hand in hand with atypical forms of employment - crowdwork and gigwork;
- Platforms make it difficult to set...

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