Comparative legal regulation of digital employment
This project, led by Professor Simon Deakin, updates a key dataset for the comparative study of international labour laws in 117 countries.
Levelling up or levelling down gig work? Three reasons why platforms are offering privatised social and employment protections
What is motivating platform firms to introduce private social and employment protection provisions for nominally self-employed workers?
Towards privatized social and employment protections in the platform economy? Evidence from the UK courier sector
Platform capitalism has facilitated the widespread replacement of employment contracts with contracts for services. These offer significantly fewer social and employment protections for the independent contractors engaged. What does this mean for the future of national social and employment protection (SEPs) systems? We show how the question of platform [...]
Three unanswered questions about the EU Directive on gig work
Will the 'theoretical’ protection for platform workers offered by the new EU Directive translate into effective protection in practice?
Towards privatised social and employment protections in the platform economy? Evidence from the UK courier sector
Why do digital platforms offer privatised social and employment protection provisions — and with what consequence for platforms and platform governance, workers, and regulators?
Adapting social protection to the needs of multiple jobholders in Denmark, the United Kingdom and Germany
Working in two or more jobs at the same time creates special needs in terms of social security that differ from those of standard dependent employees or the self-employed. To investigate how well social security systems adapt to multiple jobholders we examine three case studies of countries with different [...]
EUROSHIP: Closing gaps in social citizenship. New tools to foster social resilience in Europe
This related project provides a new, gender-sensitive, comparative knowledge about the effectiveness of changing social protection policies targeted at reducing poverty and social exclusion in Europe. Funded by European Commission Horizon 2020 programme H2020– SC6 – GOVERNANCE FOR THE FUTURE.