The final issue of 2021 of the International Social Security Review is now available online via My ISSA. The content of this special double issue, Social protection for digital platform workers in Europe, talks to current debates on social security coverage in a context of evolving labour markets and the digitalization of economic activity. It has been prepared as part of the knowledge and analysis activities of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) that support the Association’s triennial topical priority on social security coverage in a changing world.
The articles detail and offer a forward-looking analysis of the legal possibilities to extend equality of treatment regarding effective social security coverage to workers engaged in digital platform work. The special issue, guest edited by Professor Isabelle Daugareilh of the University of Bordeaux, France, makes an important contribution of knowledge regarding the broader question of social security coverage in the context of labour market transformations. This knowledge and its dissemination will be instrumental to support the operational objectives of the member organizations of the ISSA.
Introduction: Social protection for digital platform workers in Europe
Isabelle Daugareilh, Guest editor
From precarity to the denial of social status in the Belgian legal order: The social security rights of platform workers in question
Platform work, social protection and flexicurity in Denmark
Accommodating platform work as a new form of work in Dutch social security law: New work, same rules?
Social protection and the platform economy: The anomalous approach of the French legislator
Platform work and social security in German law: An international law perspective
Which social security regime for platform workers in Italy?
Silvia Borelli and Sofia Gualandi
The social protection of platform workers in Romania: Meeting the growing demand for affordable and adequate coverage?
Social security for Spain’s platform workers: Self-employed or employee status?
María Luisa Pérez Guerrero and Miguel Rodríguez-Piñero Royo
Social security coverage for platform workers in Switzerland: A middle way?
Sabrine Magoga-Sabatier and Anne-Sylvie Dupont
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