GLOBAL DISCUSSION ON THE FUTURE OF WORK
Population and Economics 2(1): 168-193, doi: 10.3897/popecon.2.e36042
GLOBAL DISCUSSION ON THE FUTURE OF WORK
expand article infoE. Zotova, M. Beletskaya§
‡ Institute of Economic Forecasting RAS, Russia§ Independent researcher, Russia
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Abstract
The article addresses the issues that are the subject of a global discussion on the future of work. The article reflects on the discussions of the future of work carried out by the G20 countries and the expert community. It reveals that the future of work starts today. Creation of high-quality jobs and expansion of employment opportunities, along with the implementation of labor rights of workers and ensuring their social protection are the main objective of countries policies aimed at shaping the future of work. The technological revolution, the demographic transition and globalization processes determine global trends, which influence labor market relations and institutions. Countries are concerned with the growth of informal employment and individualization of labor, leading to the decline of social protection coverage of workers. The future of work is increasingly influenced by education, qualifications and professional skills of workers that they receive throughout life. Ensuring labor rights of workers involved in the new forms of employment, as well as their social protection, remains a priority. Shaping of the future of work requires social dialogue and active participation of governments, associations of employers and trade unions or other organizations representing the interests of workers.
Keywords
Future of work; G20 countries; technological revolution and labor; non-standard forms of employment; social protection