Social protection of non-standard workers: The case of platform work

Paul Schoukens, Alberto Barrio Fernandez, Saskia Montebovi

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    Self-employment, part-time work, platform work, crowd work and other forms of (sometimes unpaid or shared) work are on the rise. By defining the challenges accompanying the social security of these non-standard workers in general and the platform workers in particular, it becomes clear that systems in Europe cannot easily incorporate the new forms of work in their legislation. After the analysis of the standard and non-standard employment relations, the study continues with an elaborated definition of platform work in order to present a comparative study of five European countries and their legislation on social protection of this growing group of workers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe platform economy
    Subtitle of host publicationUnravelling the legal status of online intermediaries
    EditorsBram Devolder
    PublisherIntersentia publishers
    ChapterPart III, Ch.2
    Number of pages31
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


    • platform work
    • non-standard work
    • social protection
    • europe
    • comparative research
    • platform economy


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