The impact of the platform economy on job creation

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Over the past ten years, the platform economy has become a topic of great interest in Europe. It has been cited as a force for economic growth and innovation, lower-cost goods and services, and low-barrier employment opportunities. At the same time, platforms have been criticised for potentially expanding the number of workers in precarious jobs. Thus, stakeholders - including policymakers, social partners, workers and platforms - have sought to better understand the platform economy, as evidenced by the growing body of literature surrounding platform issues. This paper applies a new...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Labour market; Employment; Participation

Keywords: Employment opportunity; Employment creation; Gig economy; Online system; Measurement

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Berlin, Germany: Springer, 2017

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Journal title: Intereconomics

Journal volume: 52

Journal number: 6

Journal date: 2017

Pages: pp. 345-351

ISSN: 0020-5346, 1613-964X (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 142.267

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