Will the platform economy provide an outlet for buying, selling and sharing goods and services, but remain a niche form of employment? Or is it a precursor to a wider trend in Sweden? This is a difficult question to answer, but in response to the Coronavirus crisis it appears that interest in the platform economy is increasing from a labour market perspective in Sweden.
Furthermore, it can provide a way for immigrants, seniors and young people to enter the workforce. At the same time, trust and perception issues - combined with traditionally high consumer and worker protection in Sweden - mean that challenges exist and exponential growth is not guaranteed.
One trend that we can highlight is that the platform economy is here to stay. This movement is fueled by a drive for efficiency and increased flexibility from employers and employees alike. Furthermore, what constitutes the platform economy today will not necessarily hold true for tomorrow. The whole sector is in a state of continuous transition.