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.

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Millions of UK workers are able to claim for 80% of their usual earnings from the government through two unprecedented income protection schemes designed to tide workers through the COVID-19 crisis. However, two Uber drivers and a union...

Many Uber Eats and Deliveroo bicycle couriers continued their activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some of them have likely contracted the virus since the start of containment and claim that home meal deliveries threaten...

The company Free Now and its French sister Kapten team up in response to the global crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the Hamburg ride-hailing provider announced restructuring, short-time working and layoffs...

A new survey of app-based ride-hailing and food and grocery- delivery workers in San Francisco underscores the financial vulnerability of workers in the gig economy — and the coronavirus COVID-19 has made their plight much worse,...

This article inaugurates a periodic newsletter updating on the cooperative digital economy. It shares practical and theoretical insights situated in their political contexts — from research papers, news articles, and podcasts, to...

This article discusses possible ways to recruit employees on Facebook.

YouTube is now facing an inevitable side-effect of being too big and igniting backlash from the very publisher community it helped create. The YouTubers Union, a community-based YouTube content creator group, joined forces with Germany-...

YouTube has been the target of a lot of criticism lately. The most frequent complaints the platform has been getting are related to: unequal enforcement of their policies, flawed recommendation algorithm, unfair treatment of some of...

Grammy-winning composer and musician Maria Schneider and Pirate Monitor Ltd. filed a class action complaint against YouTube for copyright infringement in the Northern District of California, claiming that YouTube does not afford them...

Understanding the platform economy has been held back in part by a lack of definitional clarity. A new white paper by the World Economic Forum, The Promise of Platform Work: Understanding the Ecosystem, maps the different categories of...

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