Literature review

As part of Eurofound’s research activities on ‘work and employment in the digital age’, and more specifically its research strand related to platforms, this paper aims to provide a review of relevant literature on platform work, notably as regards the different emerging types of platform work and the related working conditions, legal developments and trends and changes in the labour market. Desk research was conducted during 2017 and early 2018 and has included the use of journals on innovation, industrial relations and social policy in the EU, academic/research works, court proceedings in the U.S. and the EU up until January 2018. Furthermore, as developments in the work related platform economy are ongoing, this review refers to newspaper and magazine articles that provide the most up-to-date information at the time of writing (early 2018). Additionally, the review benefits from the input of two expert group (19 April 2017 and 18 April 2018) on the topic of platform work.

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