The Collaborative Economy in Poland and Europe: A Tool for Boosting Female Employment?

36 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2016

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Karolina Beaumont

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research

Date Written: July 20, 2016

Abstract

The collaborative economy is a relatively new economic approach based on peer-to-peer transactions. It includes the shared creation, production and consumption of goods and services accessible for all through online platforms and smartphone applications. It is a burgeoning business model that is experiencing increased interest in all European countries. Statistics show that Poland already has an above-average number of women who are interested in self-employment. Furthermore, formal female employment in Poland is quite low by European standards. This situation implies great potential for the development of the participation of women in the collaborative economy. The paper “The Collaborative Economy in Poland and Europe: A Tool for Boosting Female Employment?” by Karolina Beaumont discusses the challenges of the collaborative economy as a system stimulating female social and economic empowerment and assesses the opportunities offered by the collaborative economy in increasing the female labour participation rate amongst Polish women.

Keywords: collaborative economy, sharing economy, new business models, gender equality, self-employment, female employment

JEL Classification: J16, J21, J23, J24

Suggested Citation

Beaumont, Karolina, The Collaborative Economy in Poland and Europe: A Tool for Boosting Female Employment? (July 20, 2016). CASE Research Paper No. 2(126), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2814095 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2814095

Karolina Beaumont (Contact Author)

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research ( email )

Al. Jana Pawła II 61/212
Warsaw, 01-031
Poland

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