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 study investigates five peer-to-peer (P2P) platform markets and identifies the main issues for peer consumers and peer providers from the perspective of consumer policy. Online P2P transactions via platforms present both benefits...

This paper explores the increasing diffusion of digital labour platforms, i.e. online software which facilitates the interaction between buyers and sellers of paid labour services through matching algorithms and structured information...

Demands from MEPs of the European Parliament Employment Committee include transparent work contract from day one, a specific set of rights for workers in non-traditional jobs, and a non-renewable six-month probationary period.

The debate on the implications of the platform economy is not supported by sufficiently robust measurements and data. The methods so far used for measuring the size of the platform economy range from surveys to more ingenious techniques...

The report "Le Micro-Travail en France" presents the results of the DiPLab (Digital Platform Labor) research project , the first survey entirely dedicated to work on French micro-task platforms. According to its results, micro-work is...

Measuring the gig economy has been challenging. Drawing on anonymized administrative banking data, we measure supply-side participation in the online platform economy between 2013 and 2018. We find 2.3 million account holders who...

This study of Hans-Böckler-Stiftung looks at the increased demand for precise trainings data in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry. The data are needed to train cars that can drive autonomously. Humans deliver these data via...

This report summarises findings from the "Conference on Digitalisation of Work", discussing issues relating to quality of work in the context of new forms of work, which tool place in Vienna on 19 September 2018. The report presents the...

Developments of online labor platforms has lead to discussions over appropriate regulatory measures in a number of countries. The labor platform debate tangents a broader discussion over reduced labor market resilience in OECD-countries...

The new ways of organising work and offering services on the market through the so-called digital platforms seem to have put the traditional legal standards for classifying employment relationships into question. The mechanism of...

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