Impact of the collaborative economy on the labour market
On the request of DG Grow of the European Commission, CEPS carried out an analysis on the impact of the collaborative economy on Europe’s labour markets. The study analyses the direct and indirect impact of the collaborative economy on labour, focusing on income earned through local (physical) and virtual services on an online platform, hours worked and employment status. It also presents a comparison of platform work with other types of work in these domains. In another segment of the paper, the challenges and opportunities that the emergence of online platforms pose to policy-makers. The final report of the study is available as De Groen and Maselli (2016). It served as an input into the European Agenda for the Collaborative Economy.