Instructions for Data Access


1) Datasets used in the research:

- European Working Conditions Survey:

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. (2017). European Working Conditions Survey, 2015. 4th Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 8098,


- American Working Conditions Survey:

Maestas, Nicole, Kathleen J. Mullen, David Powell, Till von Wachter, and Jeffrey B. Wenger, The American Working Conditions Survey Data: Codebook and Data Description. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2017,


- ILO Survey on Crowdworkers:

Berg, J., 2015. Income security in the on-demand economy: Findings and policy lessons from a survey of crowdworkers. Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal 37, 543

Berg, J., Furrer, M., Harmon, E., Rani, U., Silberman, M. S., 2018. Digital labour platforms and the future of work: Towards decent work in the online world. ISBN: 978-92-2-031025-0

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2) How to obtain access to the data sources:

- EWCS data is accessed through the UK Data Service. Users have to register to the UK Data Service and accept the End User Licence (EUL) before accessing the data (

- AWCS data is available for public use at the RAND website (

- Access to the ILO Survey on Crowdworkers was granted by the ILO. As per agreement between the parties, access to the survey data for replication purposes should be requested to Janine Berg (berg[at]