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Volume 52, November/December 2017, Number 6 · pp. 345-349

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The Impact of the Platform Economy on Job Creation

Willem Pieter de Groen, Zachary Kilhoffer, Karolien Lenaerts, Nicolas Salez

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.

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